Global trade system is not broken yet

Khmer Times, 7 November 2018 The world is embarking on a new era of high uncertainty and risks. The unfolding trade frictions between the US and China has caused unprecedented disruption to the global trade system. Such disruption was not seen since the end of the Cold War. No country will emerge victorious from a … Continue reading Global trade system is not broken yet

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Cambodia needs to invest in public sector innovation

Khmer Times, 3 September 2018 Speculations on the members of the new cabinet aside, the main task of the new Cambodian government is to deliver what it has promised, especially in terms of raising the living standard of its citizens, delivering better public services, and improving good governance. A new Rectangular Strategy Phase IV will … Continue reading Cambodia needs to invest in public sector innovation

Mekong-Japan cooperation enters a new dimension

Khmer Times, 16 October 2018 The Mekong region is emerging to be a new growth center as well as a strategic frontier for Asia due to its relatively high economic performance, deepening regional integration, and complex interdependence within the region. With the intertwining of economic dynamism and geopolitical competition, Mekong countries have been largely practicing … Continue reading Mekong-Japan cooperation enters a new dimension

In pursuit of paradigm shift in development

Khmer Times, 26 October 2018 Chulalongkorn University was chosen as the venue for the recent Bangkok Forum 2018 to position Thailand, the next Asean chair, as a knowledge hub in Asia that contributes to the production of holistic knowledge on sustainable development. Chheang Vannarith writes this is urgently needed to transform the region’s seemingly non-people … Continue reading In pursuit of paradigm shift in development

Mekong water security sets off alarm bells

The Khmer Times, 14 August 2018 Water resource security – which involves the sustainable use and protection of water systems, the mitigation against floods and droughts, and the sustainable development of water resources – is one of the emerging key regional issues in Southeast Asia. The Mekong River, running across six countries, provides critical resources … Continue reading Mekong water security sets off alarm bells