Princess Ubolratana’s brief stint in politics is now safely in the past. The Election Commission (EC) on Monday disqualified her prime ministerial candidacy, nominated by the Thai Raksa Chart (TRC) Party, following a royal message issued by His Majesty the King on Friday night.
The worry is that the US Fifth Fleet will one day sail for home from the Persian Gulf, leaving China to step into US shoes.
Where has the “center” gone? It is shifting, according to Ms Gage. Meanwhile, those who are firmly camped on the right (more often than not) persist in preaching about pragmatism, compromise and limits.
The short-lived entry of Princess Ubolratana is over, but the fallout should be careful but extensive.
Although it should not be exaggerated, a persistent British naval presence in Southeast Asia should be expected now that commitments to Iraq and Afghanistan have reduced, argues Geoffrey Till.
Sim Vireak compares the current tide of populism in Europe and past populist trend in Japan.
The prospect of a bigger Chinese footprint in the Indian Ocean is prompting Japan and the United States to expand their own maritime operations.
If they are managed effectively, minilaterals can well complement the Asean community building process.
Laos is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. On average the country’s economy has grown by 7.5 per cent per year and trade by 17 per cent per year since 2000, reflecting the importance of trade as a key driver of its growth.
China will hold a new round of high-level economic and trade consultations with a US government delegation in Beijing on February 14 and 15.
In the current flurry of summitry involving North Korea, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s generally hardline approach makes Japan the odd man out.
Donald Trump threw a meaty hypothetical on the table in the midst of his big set-piece speech to the US congress on the State of the Union.
‘Shopping diplomacy’, arms purchases, and good military cooperation with the US and EU could help thwart Western criticism of Cambodia’s human rights record.
Health has always been a major public issue for Southeast Asian countries, but only in recent years has it become a priority for policy-makers.
The US is still deeply divided, and it’s becoming more difficult to bridge the differences the two parties faced over the past two years.
The second Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting could be in Vietnam this month. v
Japan expects that the upcoming summit between the US President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un will create another milestone towards “a complete, verifiable an irreversible dismantlement of all weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile of all range by North Korea”
Historical negationism or denialism is an illegitimate distortion of the historical record which the US Embassy in Phnom Penh has resorted to when it publicly stated in social media that Washington was not involved in the March 18, 1970 coup led by Lon Nol, argues Thomas Fowler.
The US is suspending its participation in the INF treaty, with an eye to full withdrawal in six months. That does not bode well for the future – and especially not for peace in Europe.
In the coming two decades both the EU and Cambodia should base their relationship on an equal partnership.
China-US trade talks in Washington that ended brought the two countries closer. Washington and Beijing have engaged in constructive negotiations over the trade balance, technology transfer,
Under the theme “Asean – The Power of One” the 38th edition of the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) was successfully held at Ha Long City, Vietnam,
Dato’ Haji Rashid Hasnon, deputy speaker of the Malaysian parliament, was recently at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Siem Reap. He spoke to Khmer Times at the sidelines of the APPF.
A territorial dispute is the latest in a series of irritants that have become a feature of Singapore–Malaysia relations since Mahathir Mohamad resumed power as prime minister.
Several retired senior military officers have declared their support for either incumbent President Joko Widodo or his challenger Prabowo Subianto in the upcoming April 2019 presidential election.
Japan, increasingly concerned over China’s military buildup and corresponding aggressiveness in the western Pacific, has decided to buy additional F-35 fighter jets and to convert two naval ships into fixed-wing aircraft carriers.
Holding peace talks with the Taliban is scandalous – and yet the group appears set to govern in a power-sharing deal as Afghanistan prepares for a leadership void. The future looks grim
A group of the world’s big energy, petrochemical and plastic manufacturing companies has just announced a massively funded programme to cut pollution by plastic waste, with a focus on Southeast Asia.
The management of gasoline prices in Cambodia could serve as a good case study to replicate in the price management of other utility items, argues Sim Vireak.
The New York Times reported on Saturday that the US government has defined 5G competition as a “new arms race”.