Cambodia’s challenges in regional integration

The Khmer Times, 19 April 2018 The liberal world economic order is under stress due to economic protectionism and populist politics being practiced in different parts of the world, especially in the US. However, open regional integration in Southeast Asia prevails. As a less developed country in the region, Cambodia has a strong interest in … Continue reading Cambodia’s challenges in regional integration


Japan’s pragmatism in its diplomatic ties with Cambodia

The Khmer Times, April 9, 2018 Unlike the US, the European Union, and some other Western countries, Japan has taken a slightly different approach towards Cambodia when it comes to sensitive issues such as democracy and human rights. Promoting universal values constitute one of the main foreign policy objectives and interests of Japan. However, when … Continue reading Japan’s pragmatism in its diplomatic ties with Cambodia

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