While some Cambodians feel antipathy toward illegal behaviors of some Chinese, there is no widespread Sinophobia.
The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq by a US drone on Jan 3, as ordered by US President Trump, has created international waves, mostly of condemnation or criticism.
Because the EU must rely on building an internal consensus among member states, its action is more effective when it employs economic rather than political or even military power.
The root of the problem is that living standards are not rising fast enough. This is because President Jokowi, like his predecessors, has not been able to implement a viable path towards accelerated economic growth.
In recent decades, political party systems across Europe have fragmented and electoral volatility has increased.
True, climate change cannot start a wildfire, or any fire for that matter. But the effects of climate change can exacerbate bushfires.
It was recently reported that a Japanese company has developed a chip based on “sixth-generation” (6G) technology, which is 40 times faster than 5G technology. The news has attracted widespread attention.
The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC’s) Quds Force, came as a blessing for the Islamic State (IS).
China has accused the West of hypocrisy, claiming that, on the one hand, Western-style democracies condemn its handling of unrest in Hong Kong, but on the other hand take a hard line against the Catalan independence movement.
By Western standards, Cambodia’s election fell far short of democratic norms and the result was unfair at best, illegitimate at worst.
When you look at global brands that dominate world markets today, what strikes you is that India is yet to have homegrown ones that have made a significant mark on the global stage.
The year 2020 is only 14 days old but the Persian Gulf region has already teetered on the brink of war and – at least for the present – teetered back again.
The trade war between the US and China may be partly responsible for the economic slowdown globally, but it presents an opportunity for India to propel itself to become a hub of manufacturing in Asia.
With China’s Commerce Ministry confirming that Vice-Premier Liu He will lead a delegation to Washington this week to sign the gestated trade deal with the United States, there is optimism that the trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies will now be less acute.
It is a burdensome and risky task to be the world’s second-largest economy. China has been undergoing increasing challenges in the past few years. Strategically, the 2020s would be an extremely hard decade for China.
Rate of investment growth shows signs of declining as some companies pull out
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, retired from the Chinese e-commerce giant in September last year to focus on education, which he calls the “most important and critical issue” of our time. His concern: The world is changing fast, but education is not.
The 2020s have come, and the US is still the largest external uncertainty of China’s development. An accurate understanding of the US is the foundation for China to cope with US-posed challenges.
The success of the CDU/CSU and Free Democrats (FDP) in a vote dominated by economic issues immediately after the financial crash probably came despite this particular energy policy, not because of it
Russia’s interactive presence in Syria, Turkey and Iran has drawn attention to its growing role in international affairs. These dynamics have also been manifest in Latin America – particularly in Venezuela and Cuba.
A complete account of inequality requires that we go beyond differences in income and look at variations in human wellbeing, both today and between generations.
The latest resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly condemning rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minority groups in Myanmar was the third on the subject.
Iran’s integration into the China-Russia Eurasian architecture is as complicated as it is consequential for economic and security relations across Eurasia.
The navies of Iran, Russia, and China held an unprecedented joint exercise outside the Strait of Hormuz from 27 Dec until 31 Dec 2019, just before the advent of the new year.
From April 30, 1977, to May 1, 1978, Pol Pot’s army conducted massive invasions of Vietnam territory. From March, 26, 1978, the Vietnamese Army shifted from defence to attack against Khmer Rouge troops.
It is clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party government believes that cross-border use of force is the “new normal” in dealing with terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
Nature does not just give us benefits, we are manifestly dependent upon it for our survival.
The nullification of Article 370in India has prompted the Left-Liberal segment of the US establishment to denounce Indian democracy as “majoritarian”.
TThe priority for Cambodia’s foreign policy this year is to ensure a smooth and successful 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), a vital institutional bridge connecting Asia and Europe.
In the wake of the assassination of Iranian military supremo Qassem Soleimani by the US on Jan 3, the world is bracing for the revenge that Iran has sworn to exact.