Code of Conduct for the Mekong

The Khmer Times, 3 April 2018 Leaders from the four member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – and high-level representatives from the two MRC’s dialogue partners, China and Myanmar, will gather in Siem Reap this week to discuss the achievements of regional cooperation over the past four … Continue reading Code of Conduct for the Mekong

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Mekong Region: A New Growth Center of Asia

The Khmer Times, 2 April 2018 Geographically located between the two Asian giants, China and India, the Mekong region is one of the most dynamic regions in Asia in terms of the speed of economic growth and regional connectivity. Economic opportunities are fast expanding. To reap benefits, investors need to understand the economic, political and … Continue reading Mekong Region: A New Growth Center of Asia

Mekong-Japan Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Strategy

The Khmer Times, March 26, 2018 Japan has taken a proactive approach in promoting a “free and open Indo-Pacific strategy” aiming to connect two continents, Asia and Africa, and two oceans, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. The Mekong region is a new growth center and strategic frontier of Asia, and geopolitically it stays at the … Continue reading Mekong-Japan Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Strategy

Vietnam’s Adroitness in Indo-Asia-Pacific

The Khmer Times, 14 March 2019 Amidst rising geopolitical uncertainties and risks, small states are struggling to survive and stay relevant. Some have opted for a hedging strategy; others choose to align themselves with a major power. Vietnam has carefully and smartly balanced its external relations with all major powers. A hedging strategy has been … Continue reading Vietnam’s Adroitness in Indo-Asia-Pacific

Renewed Spirit of Cooperation between ASEAN and Australia

The Khmer Times, 19 March 2018 The two-day special summit between Asean and Australia wrapped up yesterday in Sydney with a renewed spirit of cooperation along with some concrete action plans to further cement the bilateral ties. The summit was another milestone for the 44 years of dialogue partnership. The key messages arising from the … Continue reading Renewed Spirit of Cooperation between ASEAN and Australia