Korea’s New Southern Policy 2.0

This week in Busan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) is organising two important international events, the commemorative summit with ASEAN to celebrate their 30th anniversary of dialogue partnership and the first Mekong-Korea Summit. Under the New Southern Policy, the ROK has invested significant efforts and resources to connect itself with Southeast Asia, at both multilateral … Continue reading Korea’s New Southern Policy 2.0

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