How to Kill World Bank

(December 9, 1994) When the World Bank celebrated its golden anniversary in Madrid in early October, it promised a new and revitalized "vision" to alleviate Third World poverty. But the bank’s critics-from left-wing development agencies and radical environmentalists to right-wing think tanks-don’t trust that vision.

Overview of regional plans

(December 1, 1994) The 4200-kilometer Mekong is the tenth largest river in the world, carrying 475,000 million cubic meters of water to the sea annually. The river flows from the Tibetan Himalayas southward through China and passes north of Burma, its watershed encompassing nearly all of Laos, northeast Thailand, most of Cambodia, and the delta of south Vietnam.