Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation
Society,Southeast Asia
By Michael S. H. Heng - 25 Apr 2017

Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation

The 21st century has been called the Asian Century. Can it be a period that draw on the best of human achievements and advance them, contributing immensely to a new global civilization?
Philippines' Relations with China and Japan: A Pragmatic Approach under Duterte
Economy,East Asia,Southeast Asia

By Andrea Chloe Wong - 20 Apr 2017

Philippines' Relations with China and Japan: A Pragmatic Approach under Duterte

ASEAN at 50: Challenges and Opportunities for Cambodia
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

By Kimkong Heng - 17 Apr 2017

ASEAN at 50: Challenges and Opportunities for Cambodia

Cambodia’s Defense Policy: Challenges and the Way Ahead
Security,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Defense Policy: Challenges and the Way Ahead

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces has been rehabilitating physical infrastructure, building and repairing roads for communication and irrigation systems, demining, rescuing people during natural disasters and participating in international peacekeeping missions.
By Veasna Var - 03 Apr 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Cambodia’s Defense Policy: The Defense Reform Program
Security,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Defense Policy: The Defense Reform Program

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is at a major crossroads with respect to reforming its forces. The Cambodian government is strongly committed to rebuilding the armed forces to an appropriate size and quality to be able to defend the country in wartime and peacetime.
Cambodia between China and Vietnam: A Balancing Act
Politics,Southeast Asia

Cambodia between China and Vietnam: A Balancing Act

Cambodia currently faces significant challenges amidst great power strategic competition for influence in the Asia-Pacific. Both China and Vietnam are crucial developmental partners for Cambodia. China needs Cambodian support over several key strategic areas like the issue of the South China Sea, while Vietnam also seeks Cambodian cooperation.
Resurgence of Violence on the China-Myanmar Border
Security,Southeast Asia

Resurgence of Violence on the China-Myanmar Border

Almost two years after a surge in violence in Myanmar’s Kokang region prompted 50,000 locals to cross the border into China and led the Tatmadaw to fire shells into China’s Yunnan province, a fresh resurgence in violence has prompted over 20,000 locals from Laukkai to flee into China.
The Persistence of National Memories of Trauma
Society,Southeast Asia

The Persistence of National Memories of Trauma

In February 2017, the name of an exhibition on the Second World War had to be changed following a public outcry over their perception of the historical insensitivity of the exhibition’s name to the victims and survivors of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore.  
Trump and the South China Sea: Flip-Flops and Continuity
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Trump and the South China Sea: Flip-Flops and Continuity

Analysts trying to parse US policy in the Trump era regarding the South China Sea must be prepared for stark contradictions and intellectual whiplash. It is too early to draw conclusions regarding US-China relations in the South China Sea or in general.  
The Maritime Silk Road: Its Past, Present and Future
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

The Maritime Silk Road: Its Past, Present and Future

In the revived contemporary interest in the Maritime Silk Road, narratives about Zheng He may become part of the current discourse on Chinese plans to revive the maritime trading route which spans cities from China to Italy.
By Tai Wei Lim - 14 Feb 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s “Belt and Road” and Maritime Southeast Asia
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

China’s “Belt and Road” and Maritime Southeast Asia

An effect of the warming relations between China and the Philippines has been the de-emphasis in Manila of the South China Sea dispute. This de-escalation of tensions has brought a surge of Chinese investment, as well as possible Sino-Philippine joint exploration of resources in the South China Sea.  
China’s “Belt and Road” and Mainland Southeast Asia
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

China’s “Belt and Road” and Mainland Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia straddles both the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, and the projects promise to stimulate economic development and trade in the participating nations. China and ASEAN seek to raise their trade to USD 1 trillion by 2020.
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