Making an Inclusive Cambodia

The Khmer Times, 23 February 2017 Cambodia is regarded as one of the most successful post-conflict developing countries – transforming from a war-torn country to a liberal market economy with a high degree of economic openness and high economic performance. In 2016, Cambodia’s total export volume was $9.2 billion – accounting for 46.3 percent … Continue reading Making an Inclusive Cambodia

The rise of world-wide populism

The Khmer Times, 20 February 2017  Populism, a highly contested and controversial term, has become the buzzword in contemporary politics. It is generally understood as the rhetoric that aims to challenge and change the status quo. Populism normally associates with nationalism, criticism against foreign influence, xenophobia and anti-system rhetoric. Populist policy, however, does not … Continue reading The rise of world-wide populism

No Real Winner in Political Strife

Insideasean, 13 February 2017  ( After prolonged political tension embedded with strategic twists and turns, Cambodia is on the verge of political turmoil. Unless political reconciliation is back on track, it will be an opportunity loss for Cambodia to catch up with other ASEAN member countries. Trust deficit between the main political parties -- the … Continue reading No Real Winner in Political Strife

Looking Towards ASEAN 2025

The Khmer Times, 7 February 2017 It started as a humble and loose regional organization five decades ago, but now Asean has proved to be a beacon of regional peace and stability and a fulcrum of regional security and economic architecture in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific. Through gradually implementing institutional reforms and collective diplomacy, … Continue reading Looking Towards ASEAN 2025

The Volatile World Ahead

The Khmer Times, 23 January 2017 A new world order is unfolding quickly, underlined with high volatility, uncertainty and contradictions. As the global economic system is stumbling and shaking, adaptive and transformative leadership becomes even more relevant in this unchartered world. Professor Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, has … Continue reading The Volatile World Ahead