Belt and Road Plan Will Benefit Cambodia

The Khmer Times, 16 May 2017 China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is emerging to be the key factor shaping the new world economic order, with the emphasis on an open and inclusive international economic system. China is the fulcrum of an evolving global economic architecture. It is the leading force against de-globalization that is … Continue reading Belt and Road Plan Will Benefit Cambodia

Outcomes of the Asean Summit

The Khmer Times, 1 May 2017 The 30th Asean summit ended with significant steps towards the realisation of a rules-based, people-oriented and people-centred Asean. Philippines President and this year’s Asean chair Rodrigo Roa Duterte stated, “Asean has a compelling narrative of positive change that we can hold up to the world. Through our distinct Asean … Continue reading Outcomes of the Asean Summit

Half a Century of Hot, Cold Ties with Vietnam

The Khmer Times, 24 April 2017 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc makes a state visit Cambodia today to reaffirm unwavering and time-honored friendship between the two neighbors. This year is a special year. It marks the 50th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relations. The relationships have ebbed and flowed, depending on changing domestic politics and … Continue reading Half a Century of Hot, Cold Ties with Vietnam

US Asia Policy Needs the Super Power of Diplomacy

The Khmer Times, 20 April 2017  The decisive acts of the United States in Syria and Afghanistan and assertive words on North Korea and Iran have compelled us to reassess the foreign policy direction of President Donald Trump. Despite the early signs of his foreign policy weakness, Mr. Trump has formed and assembled a strong … Continue reading US Asia Policy Needs the Super Power of Diplomacy

Cambodia’s War on Corruption

The Khmer Times, 6 April 2017 Corruption, driven by human nature and greed, is a universal issue. Fighting corruption is an endless process. Regardless of global and national efforts, corruption remains endemic and has become a cancer in many societies. A holistic approach is needed, including political will and commitment, effective laws and regulations, effective … Continue reading Cambodia’s War on Corruption