Veasna Var is a PhD Candidate in the Program in Political and International Studies at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. Sovinda Po is a Masters student in International Relations with an emphasis on Contemporary China Studies at School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
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By Veasna Var & Sovinda Po - 20 Jul 2017
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.
By Veasna Var & Sovinda Po - 18 Apr 2017
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.