Pope Francis has called corruption “the gangrene of a people.” US Secretary of State John Kerry has labeled it a “radicalizer,” because it “destroys faith in legitimate authority.
It won’t be long before Phnom Penh is mentioned in the same sentence as Bangkok, Jakarta and Mexico City.
Asian economies are sailing in choppy waters, facing severe headwinds from an uncertain and challenging global environment.
TOKYO – Donald Trump’s loutish campaign for the US presidency has left most of the world – excluding, perhaps, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his European populist allies, like France’s Marine Le Pen – confused and aghast.
China’s adventurism in the South China Sea has prompted a change in Australian policymaking that merits wide international attention.
Cambodia is entering a new phase of political tension and uncertainty. The political outlook is relatively bleak as a political storm is gathering on the horizon.
For the first time in its history, there will be a Nobel Peace laureate and the world’s most famous political icon in the family of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), which serves as the ASEAN annual meeting.
Americans’ personal connection to the environment, which the founders of Earth Day hoped to restore nearly 50 years ago, is all but lost.
A powerful sense of betrayal is driving the 2016 campaign. The Donald Trump campaign has always been angry. We are now beginning to see the same anger in the Bernie Sanders campaign.
The 41st anniversary of the Khmer Rouge occupation of Phnom Penh on Sunday saw poignant and somber moments, but also an outbreak of rhetoric.
Growing global wealth inequality is becoming a fundamental risk to democracy and to economies around the world as more people feel government rules “rigged” in favor of the rich leave them with few options, investors…
DENVER – When the United States’ new president gets down to work in January 2017, some obvious foreign-policy issues will already be waiting – some more patiently than others.
When the parliament ratified the not-so-earth-shattering Cabinet reshuffle on Monday that was originally announced two weeks earlier, many thought a golden opportunity was missed.
The controversial draft Trade Union Law will be discussed and approved by the National Assembly this week, notwithstanding criticism from some labor unions, employers and human rights groups.
TOKYO – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has long been envisioned as a foundation stone for stability, security and increased prosperity in Asia.
ITU ABA – On Itu Aba, in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, Taiwanese coast guard officials proudly haul a small wooden bucket of water from one of several simple concrete wells on the coral outcrop.
When he became Myanmar’s leader five years ago, Thein Sein was dismissed as a junta stooge – but as he prepares to hand power to Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, the taciturn…
Despite worldwide shock and indignation, it looks like little Aylan Kurdi’s tragic death last summer changed little. This is a sad – but brutal – comment on our collective humanity, if such a thing still exists.
The government has an ambition to transform Cambodia from a lower-middle income country to an upper-middle income country by 2030 and to a developed country by 2050.
The death count from Tuesday’s separate bombing attacks in Brussels continued to climb Wednesday, with Belgium police reporting at least 31 dead and nearly 270 injured. The atrocities are tragic and unacceptable.
With a bit of luck eight-year-old Chayanit will see her mother twice this year. The little girl has been raised by her grandparents for most of her life after…
Visiting the small and makeshift graveyard on Lesvos, set up by caring local volunteers, as I did in recent days, is a heart-breaking experience.
When mystery hackers launched a stunning raid on Bangladesh’s foreign reserves, a plot worthy of a John le Carre spy novel was sparked in the Philippines, exposing the Southeast Asian nation as a dirty money haven.
National Assembly President Heng Samrin is now in the Australian capital city of Canberra for his official visit from March 13-17.
The Lao People’s Army patrol boat was custom-made in China with night-vision capability and two of the most powerful engines on this remote stretch of the Mekong River.
What are Washington and its allies to do about North Korea? In January, Pyongyang tested its fourth nuclear device. It launched a satellite in February to gather additional data for developing an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Since early this year, commentators and the public alike have spent a great deal of time and effort to analyze Cambodia-US relations against the backdrop of the recent US-ASEAN Summit.