Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Keep America Great,” building on 2016’s slogan “Make America Great Again.” This raises a few questions: When was America great? Great at what? Will it be great by 2020?
Today is World Meteorological Day and Muhibuddin Usamah argues that achieving a climate-ready Cambodia requires multi-faceted interventions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s popularity at home is a mystery to many in the West and he seems, at present, invulnerable in spite of declining incomes and rising prices. John Lloyd tries to explain this enigma.
While Indonesia might be able to step forward with its proposal for a peace roadmap in Afghanistan, some structural problems could constrain its attempts to get involved, writes Ahmad Rizky M. Umar.
A number of politicians and analysts have cast doubt on Russia’s involvement in the Skripal poisoning, so why is UK Prime Minister Theresa May still pointing her finger at Moscow? Suliman Mulhem tries to answer this question.
There is speculation as to whether former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will stand in Langkawi for the forthcoming general election.
Identity politics stands out as one of the most influential factors shaping the 2018 and 2019 Indonesian election outcomes, and Muhammad Sinatra cautions that Indonesia’s neighbors will need to remain vigilant to possible spillovers from its domestic political narrative.
Russia requires a mission statement – an ideology offering a distinct worldview, that offers an alternative to the Western model of liberal democracy, writes Agnia Grigas.
With Xi Jinping holding the top positions in the ruling party and the country’s leadership, the world’s most populous country has a resolute helmsman to guide its journey of rejuvenation.
Debate about China continues to be mired in and beholden to Australian domestic politics with balanced reporting in the media sacrificed in favor of populist sentiments, writes Wanning Sun.
The two-day special summit between Asean and Australia wrapped up yesterday in Sydney with a renewed spirit of cooperation along with some concrete action plans to further cement the bilateral ties.
Political partisanship is like a sports fandom: testosterone levels rise and fall as politicians play to the gallery.
For decades both Myanmar and North Korea were infamous as the region’s most militarised and repressed societies. But Myanmar found its way out of isolation, while North Korea remains a global pariah.
Phan Le argues that data localisation in Vietnam would not improve data privacy and could increase the chances of security breaches, given the country’s relatively less-developed IT infrastructure and workforce.
Asean’s digital economy has untapped potential. At the Asean Economic Ministers’ Retreat in Singapore from March 1 to 3, Lim Hng King,
Education systems, with the right policies and practices in place, can lead to both better skilled and more equitable societies in the East Asia and Pacific region, writes Victoria Kwakwa.
Vietnam’s view and approach towards the Indo-Asia-Pacific strategy reflects the ideals of an open and inclusive regional mechanism that would enable small states to be more resilient.
This year marks the third year that Cambodia celebrates National Reading Day.
Much admired, but also criticised, Pope Francis has been in office for five years now. He has already formed a legacy as a ‘pope of the people’ – and has changed the church, writes Christoph Strack.
For an inclusive Asean to happen, each member country must have some sort of policy alignment with the larger regional frameworks if they are to fully benefit from improved physical, institutional and people-to-people linkages, argues Sok Chenda Sophea.
Chan Kunthiny points out that the attitude of the currently hostile Cambodian diaspora can be turned around by better diplomacy, using lessons learned from Vietnam to bring overseas Vietnamese back home.
USS Carl Vinson’s visit to Danang is seen as a significant move that brings the two former enemies closer and signifies a greater level of trust between them, writes Le Hong Hiep.
China’s reaction to an American aircraft carrier’s first ever visit to Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War has been deliberately muted.
Cambodia and Australia have more to gain bilaterally and regionally from the Asean-Australia Special Summit in Sydney if domestic politics, currently being played to the gallery, is left out of the agenda, argues Cheunboran Chanborey.
In this curtain raiser, Chheang Vannarith argues that Australia has more to gain by actively engaging Asean to maintain regional peace and promote regional prosperity.
On International Women’s Day, Eileen McCormick argues that in order to reliably work on development for women, one needs to evaluate attitudes and beliefs, face up to cultural norms, and challenge them head on like any other development issue.
The Indian government has urged officials to shun upcoming events commemorating the Dalai Lama’s 60th anniversary of exile in India to avoid riling China at a time of rising tensions.
Five years on, since Xi Jinping became president, China has made historical achievements – from international trade to global diplomacy to build a community with a shared future for humanity, writes Xinhua.
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.