Publication Date

January 1966

Journal or Book Title

Asian Survey


This article is not an attempt to assess the contemporary (1965) situation in Laos or to deal in detail with the politics of the immediate past. Our task is, rather, to outline briefly some of the most crucial factors which will play an important role in shaping the country's future.


"Published as "Laos, Future Prospects and Their Limitations," Asian Survey, Vol. VI, No. 1, pp. 59-65. © 1966 by the Regents of the University of California. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by [the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the Sponsoring Society] for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on Caliber ( or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center,"

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