The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended in Hanoi on Thursday. The White House, in a statement, said no agreement was reached but the two leaders had “very good and constructive meetings”.
After much hype, the second Trump–Kim summit in Hanoi ended a half-day early as the two leaders failed to reach agreement. There is still a long road ahead to realise “the McDonald’s and Trump tower” transformation that President Trump promises to deliver to North Korea.
As the ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in France become increasingly violent, President Emmanuel Macron and what he stands for have become the focus of the extremists’ hate. As a result, the tone of French political debate is worryingly reminiscent of the 1930s.
Cambodia’s democracy should be viewed as still in the elementary school level if compared to other advanced and established democracies as discussed by Soun Nimeth , which appeared in Myanmar Times.
The US has figured out, correctly, that Russia’s president only respects force. But after the revelations of US cyberattacks against Russian targets, Vladimir Putin will surely retaliate.
According to Arend Zwartjes, a spokesman for the US Embassy in Cambodia, who speaks like his country has natural guardianship over the rest of the world, the United States has the right to interfere in the country’s internal affairs of Cambodia as a signatory of the Paris “Peace” Agreements of October 23, 1991.
Divorce can be costly, especially when there is no prenuptial agreement in place. The United Kingdom is finding this out the hard way as it tortuously tries to decouple itself from the European Union.
Vietnam’s President’s visit to Cambodia this time signifies an important milestone in bilateral relations with both Vietnam and Cambodia showing strong commitment to build amicable and peaceful ties.
One of the areas that Asean as a community is striving to develop for the economic growth and the environmental sustainability of the region is energy.
The US-North Korea Summit II augurs well for Vietnam. The heavy media coverage of the event will help Vietnam tell its own success story without paying for expensive advertisement campaigns.
Media speculation continues about the outcome of today’s second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, swirling from Mr Trump’s encouraging predictions to the deep scepticism of many long-term observers.
As President Trump and Chairman Kim converge in Hanoi today for their second summit, the key question is whether this will lead to any real breakthrough. Barry Desker comments.
The move to withdraw Everything But Arms trade privileges could jeopardise any possible future long-term efforts by the EU to build local capacities for safeguarding Cambodia’s democracy.
Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also general-secretary of the ruling Communist Party, is on an official state visit to Cambodia today. Economic relations will continue to be a driving force to create a solid foundation in relations between both countries.
Except for himself, no one knows what triggered Australian Nationals’ senator Barry O’Sullivan’s outburst of racial invective against the Chinese last Tuesday.
If international sanctions on North Korea are not removed, economic ties between Cambodia and North Korea will remain miniscule, which in turn affects the overall bilateral relationship.
India and China are projecting their latest soft-power diplomacy as an enduring, not exploratory, exercise. Though challenges remain, this certainly augurs well for bilateral ties between two Asian superpowers.
As Sam Rainsy vacillates between returning or not returning to Cambodia, one thing is certain – his integrity and reputation as head of the now-dissolved leading opposition party seem to be in tatters.
There are rifts within the Duterte administration on how Manila should handle its dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea. At the same time, writes Ian Story, China continues to object to US freedom of navigation operations in the maritime area.
A suicide bomb blast hit Indian security forces in the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, on February 14, killing 44 and injuring dozens. The international community, including China, strongly condemned the deadly terror attack.
Russia’s North Korea policy lacks drive and energy, indicating that Moscow’s top priorities are elsewhere. Why is it so when Moscow did host the first ever Russia–China–North Korea trilateral at the vice foreign minister level in October 2018?
Diverse perspectives on the idea of ‘Indo-Pacific’ are resulting in a lack of clarity on this concept. As a framework, the Indo-Pacific seeks to create a connected multipolar Asia that must be governed by commonly agreed international norms, rules and practices.
Recent news on the EU’s stepped-up process to withdraw the Everything But Arms (EBA) tariff-free access to European markets for Cambodian exports has drawn comments from both ends of the spectrum.
The thorn in the junta’s side, Thaksin Shinawatra, nominated Princess Ubolratana as a prime ministerial candidate in the March 24 election.
The decision by the National Committee on Hazardous Substances not to ban paraquat over the next two years is shameful and shows a lack of responsibility.
Sam Rainsy ideologically belongs to the conservative right. In the US, he quickly benefited in the nineties from the support of Heritage Foundation and the International Republican Institute. In Europe, the CNRP has joined the Liberal International funded by the Friedrich Neuman Stiftung.
In a play to his base, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to fund his promised border wall after Congress declined to provide money for the barrier.
As global stakeholders, the EU and Asean have the responsibility to advance the international rules-based order and preserve their ‘global commons’.
If the US fails to adequately signal its security commitment to South Korea and links its excessive financial demands to the possibility of a US Forces Korea withdrawal, Seoul may question Washington on the durability of their alliance, argues Se Young Jang.
If Seoul–Tokyo relations deteriorate further, it may provide an excuse for Washington to meddle more in the Korean peninsula issue and give it a reason to step up military presence.