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Laos, Vietnam: New Leaders Reflect Struggle To Stay the Party Course

Feb 5, 2016 | 09:32 GMT
Southeast Asia Leadership
Military delegates at the closing ceremony of the Vietnam Communist Party's 12th National Congress in Hanoi on Jan. 28.
(KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Southeast Asia is a region in transition. China's slow rise as the premier regional power has spurred growth but also competition, forcing governments to recalculate. However, in the eastern half of mainland Southeast Asia, the prevalence of one-party governments means that political change is usually slow and subtle -- and...

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