The summit will focus on a wide range of international issues, including the Korean Peninsula, the South China Sea, terrorism and extremism and the forced displacement of ethnic Rohingya.
For South Korea, Asean has undoubtedly been a special and valued friend. Last year alone, some six million South Koreans visited Asean member states, both as tourists and for business.
US President Donald Trump started his three-day visit to China at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. The international community is closely watching the two presidents’ meeting.
The battle over the Mekong River has resumed, and it will end badly for one side. Despite continuous Thai government efforts to delay, a decision will have to be made shortly.
The healthy foods are out there – we know that – but in both rich and poor environments it seems nutrition is under threat.
North Korea will dominate much of the conversation when Mr Trump is in China, in large part because he is counting on Chinese leaders to solve the North Korea problem for the United States.
The age of censors physically redacting newspapers, as I have seen in Vietnam and Myanmar, is mostly over.
The world economic order is under stress due to widening inequality, climate change, disruptive technology, rising protectionism, transactional politics and populist politics.
In short, the West has turned decisively inward, while China, breaking with its 3,000 years of dynastic history, has turned decisively outward.
Essentially, the party congress is about three things: first, leadership, personnel and power; second, ideology; third, political vision.
By going after Mr Trump’s campaign manager and another aide, the special prosecutor shows he will delve deeply into the past in search of criminal activity.
Today, most cities fail to include key stakeholders in the planning process, leading to exclusionary development.
Following Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal this month, shaken European capitals are asking themselves what the US president will do next.
Every time China’s ruling Communist Party convenes a major gathering the list of delegates is hand-crafted in part to burnish the party’s image as “representative of the masses”.
Yesterday marks the beginning of the royal funeral ceremonies for Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. For me, this is a time when all Thais form collective memories.
Cambodia has asked Singapore to consider importing agricultural products such as rice, pepper and mangoes, and to welcome more migrant workers from Cambodia.
Looking ahead, the economic outlook is positive, although significant challenges remain.
A study by McKinsey Global Institute found that by advancing women’s equality, $12 trillion would be added to the world GDP by 2025.
My favourite quote from any entertainer comes from Melvin James Kaminsky, aka Mel Brooks: “I’m the only Jew who ever made a buck offa Hitler.”
As crises and chaos swamp Western liberal democracy, it may be instructive to examine the “Chinese democracy”.
Although there is no study on the impact of consuming unsafe food in Cambodia, the public has become increasingly concerned about the food they eat.
Unesco is committed to facilitating dialogue among different civilisations, cultures and nationalities on the basis of respecting common values. It has gained wide recognition around the world.
President Donald Trump’s warning that he might ultimately terminate a landmark nuclear deal sets the stage for an eventual resurgence of political infighting within Iran’s complex power structures.
The CNRP will face dissolution under the newly amended law on political parties if party leader Kem Sokha is convicted on the treason charges he faces.
The population fits into two categories on the cheese front: those who have a wide variety, including plenty of stinking bishop, and those who buy a small block of cheddar because it may come in handy.
The cycle of mass shootings continues to repeat itself in the US. Every time a tragedy like this happens, it exposes a fundamental flaw that continues to plague the country’s government.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday required the US Army to stand ready for military options while the president is seeking diplomatic solutions to the Pyongyang issue.
Many expect that the US president will decertify Iranian compliance with the deal – returning US-Iran relations to a state of overt hostility.
Where does North Korea, whose gross domestic product is less than that of some American cities, get the money to fund its nuclear efforts?
After a week of televised, heart-wrenching funerals, American life will go on until the next massacre.