Agency for International Development

In this June 21, 2016, photo, tourists sit on a wooden boat as they start to cross the Mekong River to close a habitat of dolphin, which is located near the site of Don Sahong dam, near Cambodia-Laos borders, in Preah Romkel village, Stung Treng province, northeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Landlocked Laos is the poorest state in Southeast Asia but by virtue of geography and growing Chinese influence, its secretive authoritarian leaders wield a huge and unaccountable power over a river that winds through six countries. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Two American generals talk about the Sister Rivers Agreement with Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

The Mississippi River has two things many rivers lack. It’s got its very own commission established by Congress in 1879. And it has a sister river, the…

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