Books and Monographs

Chheang, V. (2017). Selected Works on Contemporary Perspective on Cambodia and the Asia Pacific. Phnom Penh:CISS. Volume II. (CISS Selected Work Vol. II)

Chheang, V. and Kung, P. (2014).  Selected Works on Contemporary Perspective on Cambodia and the Asia-Pacific. Phnom Penh: CSSG. Volume I. (download )

Chheang, V. (2013). Tourism and regional integration in Southeast Asia. Tokyo:IDE-JETRO. (link)

Chap S. and Chheang V. (2010). Cambodian Economy. Phnom Penh: Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace.  (Cambodian Economy)

Book Chapters

(2021) “Between national and regional responses to Covid-19 crisis: Experiences from the EU and ASEAN” in Pich Charadine and Robert Hor (eds) The impact of Covid-19 pandemic: National and regional implications. Phnom Penh: Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (pp.32-43).

(2021) “Sustainable energy cooperation initiatives in the Mekong region” in Keo Piseth, Kimly Nguon and Chheng Kimlong (eds) Renewable energy and sustainable development in Southeast Asia. Phnom Penh: Asian Vision Institute and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (pp.97-108) (with Leng Thearith).

(2020) “Cambodia-EU relations: Beyond Everything-but-Arms”, in Tommy Koh and Yeo Lay Hwee (eds) ASEAN-EU Partnership: The Untold Story. Singapore: World Scientific.

(2020) “Chinese investment in Cambodia: Minding the governance and economic gaps”, in Mitigating Governance Risks from Investment in Southeast Asia. Washington DC: Center for International Private Enterprise (pp.83-104).

(2020) “Minilateralism in Southeast Asia: facts, opportunities, and risks”, in Bhubhindar Singh and Sarah Teo (eds) Minilateralism in the Indo-Pacific. London: Routledge.

(2019) “The Political Economy of China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative in Cambodia”, In: Blanchard JM. (eds) China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and Southeast Asia. Palgrave Studies in Asia-Pacific Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore (pp.163-190).

(2019) “Introduction to ASEM” in Cambodian Chairmanship of ASEM: Small Country with Big Tasks. Phnom Penh: KAS & AVI. (Cambodian ASEM 2020)

(2019) “Water Resource Security in Mainland Southeast Asia: Challenges and solutions”, in Frederick Kliem (ed) ASEAN Security Connectivity: Regional Solutions to Regional Security Challenges. Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) (pp.63-82).

(2018) “Vietnam’s Foreign Policy Towards Its Smaller Neighbours”, in Le Hong Hiep (eds) Vietnam’s Foreign Policy Under Doi Moi. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

(2018) “FDI, Services Liberalization and Logistics Development in Cambodia”, in Tham Siew Yean and Sanchita Basu Das (eds) Services Liberalization in ASEAN. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (link)

(2017) Greater Mekong Subregional Cooperation and Cambodia’s Foreign Policy in Deth Sok Udom, Sun Suon, Serkan Bulut (eds) Cambodia’s Foreign Relations in Regional and Global Contexts. Phnom Penh: Kondrad-Adeneur-Stiftung (pp. 387-412). (Download)

(2017) ” The roles of geographical indication in trade promotion and local develoment: Case study of Cambodia’s Kampot pepper”, in UNESCAP and AFD (eds) Trade integration within ASEAN: The role of non-tariff measures for Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Vietnam”. Bangkok: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific (pp.37-66). (download)

(2016). “The future of ASEAN and the role of the United States”, in The Asia Foundation, Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia. (asian-views-on-americas)

(2015). “Social protection in Cambodia”, in the Japan Institute of International Affairs (ed.)  “Towards a more resilient society: Lessons from economic crises”, pp. 69-91. (link)

(2015). “Regional migration in Southeast Asia: A case study of Cambodian migrants in Thailand”, in the Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (ed.) Connecting “Infrastructure” and “Superinfrastructure”: Developments Towards Far-Reaching Impacts, pp.240-250.(link)

(2014). “Joint development in the South China Sea: divergent and convergent forces”, in Wu Shicun and Nong Hong (eds), Recent Developments in the South China Sea Dispute, The Prospect of a Joint Development Regime. London and New York: Routledge. pp.172-180. (link)

(2013). “Towards the WTO’s Bali Ministerial Meeting: A View fro Phnom Penh”, in Fukunaga, Y., J. Riady, and P. Sauve (eds), The Road to Bali:ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration. ERIA Research Report 2012-2013, Jakarta: ERIA, UPH and WTI. pp.69-74. (link)

(2013). “Migrant workers in a people-centered ASEAN Community and ASEAN-Japan Cooperation”, in Beyond 2015: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership for Democracy, Peace, and Prosperity in Southeast Asia. Tokyo: JCIE. pp.281-295. (link)

(2012). Cambodia, Between China and Japan, in Lam Peng Er and Victor Teo (eds.) Southeast Asia between China and Japan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publication. (link)

Sok, Siphana; Chap, Sotharith; & Chheang,Vannarith (2011).“Investing in agriculture and rural infrastructure for a robust economic growth and accelerated poverty reduction in Cambodia: Challenges, prospects, and issues for regional cooperation”, in Ponciano S. Intal Jr.; Sothea Oum; & Mercy J.O. Simorangkir (eds, pp. 78-125). Agricultural Development,Trade and Regional Cooperation in Developing East Asia. Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). (download)

Chheang, V., S. Oum and L. Thearith (2010), ‘Constraints on SMEs in Cambodia and their Participation in Production Networks’, in Vo,T. T., D. Narjoko and S. Oum (eds.), Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into the More Integrate East Asia. ERIA Research Project Report 2009-8, Jakarta: ERIA. pp.134-164. (link)


(2021) Cambodia’s embrace of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Managing asymmetries and maximising authority. Asian Perspective, Volume 45, Number 2, Spring 2021, pp. 375-396. (link)

(2021) Digital data governance in Cambodia: Progress and prospect. AVI Perspective 2, 28 January 2021. Phnom Penh: Asian Vision Institute. (with Chhort Chhorravuth). (link)

(2020) ASEAN-EU partnership in a new era. AVI Policy Brief 01, 18 January 2020. Phnom Penh: Asian Vision Institute. (link)

(2019) Contested regional order in the Indo-Pacific and Small Sates’ Diplomacy. AVI Perspective 7, May 2019. Phnom Penh: Asian Vision Institute. (Vol 1 Issue 7)

(2019) Minilateralism in Southeast Asia: Opportunities and challenges. AVI Perspective, No. 4, April 2019. Phnom Penh: Asian Vision Institute. (Vol. 1 Issue 4)

(2019) Cambodia’s approach to regional integration. AVI Policy Brief, No. 2, March 2019. Phnom Penh: Asian Vision Institute. (2019 Issue 2)

(2018) Lancang-Mekong Cooperation: A Cambodian Perspective. ISEAS Perspective No. 70, November 2018. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. (ISEAS_Perspective_2018_70@50)

(2018) China’s economic statecraft in Southeast Asia. ISEAS Perspecitve No. 45, August 2018. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. (China’s economic statecraft in Southeast Asia)

(2018) Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area. ISEAS Perspective No. 30, June 2018. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. (CLV Development Triangle)

(2017) The Political Economy of Chinese Investment in Cambodia. Trends in Southeast Asia  No. 16. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. (link)

(2017) Cambodian Power Shift in 2018? ISEAS Perspective No. 53. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. (ISEAS_Perspective_2017_53)

(2017) Cambodia embraces Belt and Road Initiative. ISEAS Perspective No. 48, July 2017. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. (ISEAS_Perspective_2017_48)

(2017) Regionalism in the Mekong. VNU Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 232-240 (link)

(2017) FDI, Services Liberalization, and Logistics Development in Cambodia. ERIA Discussion Paper Series March 2017. Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (Logistics Cambodia)

(2017) The Mekong Region: From a Divided to a Connected Region. KAS Cambodia, February 2017. (link)

(2015) Cambodia in 2014: The Beginning of Concrete Reforms. ISEAS: Journal of Southeast Asian Affairs 2015. pp.89-101. (link)

Chheang, V. and Wong, Y. (2014) Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam: Economic reforms and sub-regional integration. Kyoto Sangyo University Economic Review No. 1, pp. 225-254. (link)
(2014) Cambodian security and defence policy. Tokyo:NiDS. (Link)
Akazawa, E., Chheang, V., and Ekmektsioglou, E. (2013). Geopolitical implications of an ice-free Arctic for the Asia-Pacific. Honolulu: CSIS Issues & Insights, Vol. 13, Issue No.15, pp. 1-10. (link)
(2013) Factors Shaping Regional Architecture in East Asia. CICP Working Paper No. 50. Phnom Penh: Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) (CICP Working Paper No_ 50_Factors Shaping Regional Architecture in East Asia by Dr_ Chheang Vannarith)
(2011). Angkor Heritage Tourism and Tourist Perceptions. Tourismos:An International Multidisciplinary Journal ofTourism,Vol.6,No.2,pp.213-240. (download)

Chheang, V. and Hamanaka, S. (2011). Impediments to Growth of the Garment and Food Industries in Cambodia: Exploring potential benefits of the ASEAN-China FTA.  ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration. No. 86, September 2011. (download)

(2010). Environmental and Economic Cooperation in the Mekong Region. Asia-Europe Journal, Vol. 8, Number 3, pp.359-368. (download)

(2010). Cambodia: Maritime Security Challenges and Priorities. CICP Working Paper No.32. Phnom Penh: CICP. (download)

(2010). Tourism and local community development in Siem Reap. Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies. pp.85-101. (download)

(Spring 2009). State and tourism planning: A case study of Cambodia. TOURISMOS Journal, Volume 4, Number 1. (download)

(2009). ASEAN between China and India. The Cambodia Journal of International Affairs Vol.3, Issue 1. pp. 40-49. (link)

(2009). Security challenges in the Asia-Pacific. The Cambodia Journal of International Affairs Vol.3, Issue 1. pp. 61-66. (link)

(2008). Cambodia’s economic relations with Thailand and Vietnam. CICP Working Paper 25. Phnom Penh: CICP. (download)

Leng, T. and Chheang, V. (2008). Cambodia-Thailand dispute and its impacts on Southeast Asian community construction. The Cambodia Journal of International Affairs, Vol.1, No. 1, pp. 29-42.

Chheang, V. and Mala, S. (2008). Japan and East Asian Regionalism. The Cambodia Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 1, No.1, pp.43-63.

(2008). The political economy of tourism in Cambodia. The Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Vol. 13, No. 3, 282-297. (download)

Chan, R. and Chheang, V. (2008). The cultural challenges to the decentralization process in Cambodia. The Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Volume 24, 1-16.  (download)

(2007). China and the creation of ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Implications for Cambodia. CICP Working Paper No. 19. Phnom Penh: CICP.(download)

(2007). Cambodian, from a Killing Field to a Court of Justice: Challenges Ahead. The Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies. Volume 22, 115-130. (download)

(2006). The Establishment of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and the Issue of Justice. RCAPS Working Paper No. 06-02. October 2006, 1-31.


(2021) Cambodia’s battle against the Covid-19 pandemic: Not a matter of luck. Fulcrum. (link)

(2020) The Mekong region in the wake of Covid-19: Challenges and prospects. Asia Society Policy Institute. (link)

(2020) In search of crisis leadership in coping with Covid-19, 24 March 2020. (link)

(2020) How should Cambodia should respond to Covid-19. AKP, 18 March 2020. (link)

(2020) Morals matter in foreign policy. Khmer Times, 19 February 2020. (link)

(2020) New economy, civic engagement vital for people-centred Asean. Khmer Times, 5 February 2020. (link)

(2020) Cambodia’s foreign policy priority 2020: Peace. Khmer Times, 7 January 2020. (link)

(2019) Cambodia calls for the enhancement of multilateralism. Khmer Times, 20 November 2019. (link)

(2019) S.Korea’s engagement in the Mekong River is vital for the new growth centre. Khmer Times, 29 November 2019. (link)

(2019) Strong momentum to conclude RCEP. Khmer Times, 5 September 2019. (link)

(2019) The Asian century and Cambodia’s diplomacy. Khmer Times, 6 March 2019. (link)

(2019) Cambodia’s worldview 2019. Khmer Times, 5 June 2019. (link)

(2019) Cambodia’s foreign policy: sovereignty, self-reliance, diversification. Khmer Times, 13 March 2019.  (link)

(2019) Cambodia’s new era of reforms. Khmer Times, 3 April 2019. (link)

(2019) Cambodia, South Korea eye strategic partnership. Khmer Times, 18 March 2019. (link)

(2019) Cambodia’s foreign policy: Challenges and prospects, 29 January 2019. (link)

(2019) Can Cambodian foreign policy find its own feet? East Asia Forum, 18 January 2018. (link)

(2019) Cambodian view of the region. Khmer Times, 9 January 2019. (link)

(2018) Cambodia, Asean: 19 years on. Khmer Times, 4 May 2018. (link)

(2018) Cambodia’s economic outlook. Khmer Times, 13 July 2018. (link)

(2018) Why Cambodia Sanctions Will Fail. The Diplomat, 13 January 2018. (link)

(2017) Discussion on ASEAN-Korea relations in “Partnership for Tomorrow: ASEAN-Korea Relations”. Seoul: ASEAN-Korea Center, pp.320-324.

(2017) Lancang-Mekong Cooperation: Building Prosperity and Peace in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. Critical Questions, 16 December 2017. (download)

(2017) ASEAN Security Community. CISS Features, Issue 8, January 26, 2017. (ASEAN CISS)

(2017) ASEAN@50. The Diplomatist. Vol. 5, Issue 4, April 2017, pp. 46-47 (link)

(2017) Cambodia Rejects Paying “Dirty Debt” to the US. Aljazeera Opinion, 21 March 2017 (link)

(2017) Reasserting Cambodia-Vietnam Ties. CISS Commentary Issue 27, 3 January 2017. (cambodia-vn-ciss)

(2016) The Mekong Region: A New Strategic Frontier. ASEAN Focus, Issue 10/2016. ASEAN Studies Center, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. (link)

(2016) Tensions and prospects over the Mekong River. Thinking  ASEAN, Issue 10, April 2016. Habibie Center. (201604 Thinking ASEAN April 2016 Final)

(2015) Political woes darken a bright year for Cambodia. East Asia Forum, 24 December 2015 (link)

(2015) How Cambodian Nationalism is Driving Border Dispute with Vietnam. East Asia Forum, 16 October 2015 (link)

(2015). ASEAN-India Forging New Partnership. The Diplmatist, August 2015 (link)

(2015). Looking East and Beyond. The Diplomatist, April 2015 (link)

(2015). After thirty years of Hun Sen, Where is Cambodia now? East Asia Forum, 18 March 2015 (link)

(2014). Understanding China from the Cambodian Window. Dossier Strategique, IRSEM. (link)

(August 2014). Cambodia breaks a political deadlock, at last. East Asia Forum. (link)

(April 2014). India-ASEAN, Going beyond Delhi Dialogue IV. The Diplomatist. (India-ASEAN) (link)

(April 2014). Cambodian rethinking. (link)

(March 2013) Sub-regional cooperation in East Asia. Kyoto Sangyo University, Bulletin of World Affairs March 2014, pp.89-96. (link)

(January 2014). Cambodia’s Profile in the UNPKO. Providing for Peace (link)

(October 2013). The 5th Cambodia Election: A Turning Point for Democratic Process. Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (link)

(October 2013). Hun Sen stands firm on election results. East Asia Forum (link)

(July 2013). Towards General Election in Cambodia: Current Debates and Prospects. East Asia Forum (link)

(May 2013). China and Its Southeast Asian Neighbors Need More Strategic Capital. East Asia Forum (link)

(January 2013). ASEAN-India partnership. The Diplomatist, January 2013. (link)

(2012). Reflections on the outcomes of the 20th ASEAN Summit. ISIS ASEAN Newsletter April 2012. Malaysian Institute for Strategic and International Studies. (Link)
(November 2012). US-Cambodia Relations: Human Rights is One Variable. Pacnet No.8, CSIS Pacific Forum, Hawaii. (link)
(October 2012). Results, Expectations, and Challenges for Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship 2012. Asia Pacific Bulletin No. 183. Washington: East West Center. (download)
(2012). Managing the South China Sea dispute: A view from Cambodia. Jeju Peace Institute, May 29 2012.(download)

(2012). A Cambodian perspective on Mekong Water Resource Security. April 2012, Stimson Center, Washington DC. (download)

(February 2012). ASEAN and Dialogue Partners. CICP Policy Brief No.8. Phnom Penh: Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace. (download)

(May 2012) Managing the South China Disputes: A View from Cambodia. Jeju Peace Institute, 29 May 2012. (link)

(February 2011). Cambodia-Thailand drama ends to be ended. CICP Commentary No. 14. Phnom Penh: CICP.

(November 2010).  U.S.-Cambodia relations: A new momentum. Asia Pacific Bulletin. East West Center, Washington D.C. (download)

(October 2010). ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus Eight: The “ASEAN Way”. Asia Pacific Bulletin No.75, East West Center, Washington D.C. (download)

(August 2010). Mekong Basin Development: For whom it serves? CICP Commentary No. 12. Phnom Penh: CICP. (download)

(July 2010) Asia Pacific Security Issues: Challenges and Adaptive Mechanisms, CICP Policy Brief No. 3. Phnom Penh: CICP (download)

(November 2009). Global economic crisis and CLMV. CICP Commentary No. 9.Phnom Penh: CICP. (download)

Vong, Sreytouch and Chheang, Vannarith (June 2008). Water issue in Cambodia. Shizuku Youth World Water Summit Report Magazine. NPO Japan Water Forum. Tokyo, Japan. (link)

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