The moral high ground currently taken by the EU and the US on Cambodia seems hypocritical if the Kingdom’s turbulent history in the 1970s and 1980s is recalled, argues Raoul Marc Jennar.
Failure to speak directly and with vigour to the Australian public about foreign policy and its future is a mistake, writes Nick Bisley.
A lot has been said about the challenge that Australia and other countries in Asia and the Pacific face in balancing their security interests with the US and economic interests with China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s explicit nuclear threats last week will likely cause the United States and its European allies to reconsider their own nuclear postures.
As East Asia ushers in the Year of the Earth Dog, Japan, as a long-time partner of Myanmar, is critically viewing the mid-term tenure of the National League for Democracy government. Moe Thuzar tells why.
If any country deserves accolades for bringing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to a successful conclusion, it is Japan.
While law-abiding foreigners in Cambodia will undoubtedly follow the outlined procedure of getting a medical test for a work permit, even the best among them will begin to ask questions about the necessity of going through the entire process, writes Rama Ariadi.
Chan Sophal argues that the current form of democracy in the country is a recipe for continued division and a huge barrier to national unity.
Membership in Asean entails a sense of commitment to the regional good and the ball, now, is in Cambodia’s court. Tang Siew Mun tells why.
Consider the logic behind Republicans, as well as President Donald Trump’s own dealing with critics. It reveals a self-interested corrupting of American political discourse.
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) provides a platform to foster political dialogue, strengthen economic and cultural cooperation, and tackle global challenges together.
The Indo-Pacific strategy for all intents and purposes is used by the US to counterbalance the rise of China. This, argues Su Hao, is dangerous and could lead Asian nations toward confrontation, rather than promote regional peace.
The term “Indo-Pacific” has become widely resonant as a diplomatic and geopolitical construct, especially at the highest levels of Australian, Indian, Japanese, and US governments.
The Kingdom can no longer depend on the same old growth drivers to sustain its economy if it wants to move into higher value-added production and climb up the global value chain, writes Pheakdey Heng.
In the face of a rapidly ageing population, Asean needs to further promote dialogue and knowledge sharing on the issue and develop common pathways that support effective and productive participation in old age, writes Chheang Vannarith.
The song ‘Eve of Destruction’ is about the disintegration of human respect.
Freedom of opinion and expression is not the freedom to insult and defame the monarchy, writes Raoul Marc Jennar.
A potential president for life in Beijing bodes ill for governance. China’s rubber-stamp legislature is set to scrap term limits for leaders, meaning President Xi Jinping could stay around well beyond 2023, when his second term finishes.
The IOC tried to punish Russia for alleged state-sponsored doping by taking away its flag and anthem. But when the OARs won gold in ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Games, the strange name and Olympic flag fooled nobody, writes DW’s Chuck Penfold.
The report gives vent to imaginary thinking about strategic, technological, doctrinal and political/diplomatic surprises in potential US conflicts with China, Russia, North Korea and Iran.
US senators need to respect Cambodia’s sovereignty in accordance with the fundamental principles of the UN charter, writes Suos Yara.
Bilateral relations between Cambodia and Australia are longstanding and mutually beneficial. And so is the relationship between Australia and Asean.
The outcome of Russia’s presidential election on March 18 is a foregone conclusion: the incumbent, Vladimir Putin, will win after garnering 5-6 times more votes than the second-place candidate.
The US and the EU have taken a gradual approach to put pressure on Cambodia. They have threatened to impose economic sanctions if the political development is not reversed and democracy is not restored.
The United Nations has a long history of promoting peace and advancing human development in Cambodia.
Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential election did not usher in a new era of social media, or spell the demise of the traditional press.
Once living standards in China reach a certain level, citizens will almost certainly demand far more personal freedom and political accountability.
North Korea has emerged as the early favourite to grab one of the Winter Olympics’ most important medals: the diplomatic gold.
We were warned. The venture capitalist and Netscape founder Marc Andreessen wrote a widely read essay in 2011 entitled “Why Software Is Eating the World”. But we didn’t take Mr Andreessen seriously; we thought it was only a metaphor.
The US foreign policy is simple: you obey to Washington, you are a good guy; you try to remain independent, you are a bad guy.