The Challenges Facing Cambodian Foreign Policy
Politics,China,Southeast Asia
By Veasna Var & Sovinda Po - 20 Jul 2017

The Challenges Facing Cambodian Foreign Policy

Cambodia has recently become much closer to China in almost every respect, leading some scholars to label Cambodia-China relations as a client-patron relationship. Meanwhile, Cambodia’s bilateral relations with the US have been getting worse.
The Future of Tourism in the Sino-Laotian Region
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 19 Jul 2017

The Future of Tourism in the Sino-Laotian Region

Cambodia’s Growing Defense Ties with China: What about the US?
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

By Veasna Var - 17 Jul 2017

Cambodia’s Growing Defense Ties with China: What about the US?

US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity

US FONOPs in the South China Sea are controversial. Their targeting of China’s “excessive” claims there, their resumption under President Donald Trump, and China’s increasingly strident objections raise questions regarding their intent, effectiveness and necessity.
The Role of Mutual Respect in Improving Cambodia-Thailand Relations
Security,Southeast Asia

The Role of Mutual Respect in Improving Cambodia-Thailand Relations

The relations between Cambodia and Thailand can be appropriately labelled as a love-hate relationship. Given their current political, economic and diplomatic relations, both countries can enhance their generally troubled relationship through a reciprocal exchange of mutual respect.
The Siege of Marawi and the Declaration of Martial Law over Mindanao
Security,Southeast Asia

The Siege of Marawi and the Declaration of Martial Law over Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly declared that he is taking a hardline stance in law enforcement after Islamic radicals torched building structures and took human hostages in the southern city of Marawi.
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats

In 1986, Vietnam instituted economic reforms known as Doi Moi. In 1995, former US President Bill Clinton normalized relations with Vietnam. With US support, Vietnam joined the World Trade Organization.
By Tai Wei Lim - 25 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources
Economy,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources

Some Cambodian scholars have commented that the country’s debt situation is manageable. However, one should take proactive measures to tackle the unpredictable backlash which could potentially derive from debt.  
The ASEAN Community: A Lofty Historical Challenge
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Community: A Lofty Historical Challenge

The most important area in which ASEAN can contribute is to bring about the ASEAN Community with cultures and historical backgrounds different from those of the European Union. The new global conditions present Southeast Asia with opportunities and challenges.
Cambodia’s South China Sea Dilemma Between China and ASEAN
Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s South China Sea Dilemma Between China and ASEAN

Some Cambodian political analysts have concluded that balancing between ASEAN and China on the contentious issue of the South China Sea is and will continue to be the most significant strategic challenge for Cambodia’s foreign policy in the 21st century.
Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation
Society,Southeast Asia

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

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

In October 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited China and Japan, two of the country’s important economic partners. His trips earned the Philippines millions of dollars’ worth of Chinese and Japanese loans and investments.
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