Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim is a research fellow with International Public Policy Pte. Ltd. (IPP), and is the author of Cambodia and the Politics of Aesthetics (Routledge 2013). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and has taught at Pannasastra University of Cambodia and the American University of Nigeria. Prior to joining IPP, he was a research fellow with the Longus Institute for Development and Strategy.
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By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 01 Mar 2016
This article examines the violence that has accompanied Cambodia’s transition to neoliberalism with its adoption of the Washington Consensus policy prescriptions after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1991, and also reflects on the significance of thecountry’s 2013 general elections.
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The Middle East and China's “Belt and Road”: Xi Jinping's 2016 State Visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran
For his first overseas tour of 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited 3 key nations in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran.
On April 2, 2015, a group of heavily armed gunmen from the Somali al-Shabab militant organization invaded the eastern Kenyan campus of Garissa University College, shooting students sleeping in their dormitories and taking others hostage.
In the second half of May 2015, a refugee boat crisis unfolded in the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia, almost in parallel with the refugee boat crisis in the Mediterranean.