The Philippines said yesterday it was “gravely concerned” that Chinese boats were preparing to build structures at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, shattering an appearance of cordiality at an Asian summit in Laos.
The Asean Summit and related summits have kicked off in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, with a mission to build a roadmap and action plans to implement the Asean community vision 2025.
Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office in late June and declared a “war on drugs,” more than 2,400 people have been killed – some by police officers and many more by “vigilantes,” according to police reports.
As the existing international order becomes more fragmented, strong global-governance institutions are crucial for addressing the world’s strategic, economic and sustainability challenges.
The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than seven million, rarely causes a ripple on the diplomatic circuit.
Donald Trump’s recent claim that his opponent in the US presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama founded the Islamic State is vicious nonsense.
When media outlets around the world were showing shocking picture of a Syrian child named Omran who, soaked in dirt and blood, had miraculously survived bombings in Aleppo, most of us couldn’t help feeling deeply troubled in spirit.
For more than a year, headlines worldwide have been pointing to a Chinese economic slowdown. But a closer look at regional dynamics within China tells a different story – one that is less about deceleration than changing gears.
Cambodia may be one of the few winners from the debacle known as Australia’s policy on asylum seekers and refugees. The only other winners were Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nauru.
The South China Sea dispute has put Cambodia and Asean in the international spotlight and some of the headlines have shown the Southeast Asia region in a bad light.
Newly crowned winner of American cooking show ‘Chopped Grill Masters Napa,’ Cambodian-American Sophina Uong sets her eyes on the Kingdom
Inequality is a global problem. The gap between the rich and the poor is widening and deepening in different parts of the world, mainly due to unfair and unjust industrialization and unsustainable development.
South Korea is moving forward with plans to host an advanced missile-defense system – known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD – in partnership with the United States Army.
Asean celebrated its 49th birthday two days ago amid increasing global and regional uncertainties and the rising doubts over the central role of Asean in the region.
The most notable opposition figure in Cambodia is Sam Rainsy. His political color and character are hard to define. Is he far right, a democrat or dictator in the making? It’s not yet clear.
It is entirely possible that when Russian President Vladimir Putin gazes up at the stars at night and imagines the world of his dreams, he smiles at the thought of Donald Trump as US president.
When we hear of a catastrophe that has befallen a friend, we feel both empathy and a sense of vertigo.