From Trump to Biden presidencies, it is becoming evident now that the containment of China has consolidating itself as the ultimate goal of the US’ foreign policy in Asia.
Southeast Asian countries have been particularly cautious in opening their borders to international travelers amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Southeast Asia has not suffered as much from the coronavirus pandemic as many other parts of the world. Despite having about 9 per cent of the global population, it has only registered around 2 per cent of the total cases, and 1 per cent of the fatalities.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday encouraged Southeast Asia to recover better from COVID-19 by addressing inequality and greening the economy.
Strangely absent from the list are Myanmar, Laos, Brunei, East Timor, and Indonesia.
Generating garbage is easy, but managing it is all-together more problematic, say experts
Countries and societies in Southeast Asia are searching for development models that are more inclusive, sustainable and resilient.
The great Mekong is regarded as the longest river in Southeast Asia and also the most resourceful in the region. The river showers people with its abundant resources and caters to people’s needs in different ways for them to make a living.
Islamic State (ISIS) militants from South-east Asian countries who fought in Syria may be able to travel home to the region using stolen identities and passports, a former Malaysian Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader has warned.
Bankers in SEA are urged to focus on digital innovation to improve their operations.
Malaysians and Indonesians who joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria are unlikely to make Southeast Asia their new destination following the global terror network’s bombardment in the Levant, a US counter-terrorism official said.
A wave of recently introduced laws in countries across Southeast Asia has increased authorities’ control over the internet and criminalised any online activity deemed to be “subversive.”
It was not long ago that economists were fretting about interest rate rises in Southeast Asia. But in 2019, the mood has distinctly shifted among central banks in the region.
CAMBODIA is a hot and humid country located in the tropical region of Southeast Asia. The country has two main seasons: rainy and dry season.
SEA is still slow to address the pressing need for developing cybersecurity specialists.
The biggest event for the shipping industry in Southeast Asia is coming to Cambodia.
Southeast Asia is an important strategic partner in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The region serves as a key link in the BRI’s Maritime Silk Road, which aims to connect China’s coast to South Asia,
16 companies seek to alternate production bases from China to Southeast Asia.
Seventy-five per cent of globally exported waste ends up in Asia. But since July 2017 — when China began to ban imports of plastic waste — Southeast Asia in particular has become a dumping ground for wealthier countries’ waste.
Landlocked, secretive and with ungovernable borders, Laos has become a sluice for transporting Made-In-Myanmar meth to the drug hungry markets of Southeast Asia and Australia, where billion-dollar seizures are now being made.
Although the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations has ended, the exchange and mutual learning among civilizations will not end.
Regarding Asean as a cornerstone of its foreign policy, Cambodia has proactively and responsibly participated in the Asean Community building.
In dorms on Singapore’s fringes or employers’ backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry to shed light on their hidden struggles and reconnect with their roots.
Analysts warn that legislation could hold back the ethical businesses.
Cambodia is experiencing a miraculous period of growth. The real estate is growing but is still far from a mature market.
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.
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.
If they are managed effectively, minilaterals can well complement the Asean community building process.
Strategically located at the center of the Mekong Region and Southeast Asia, Cambodia has great potential to become a bridging state in the region.
From Kampot, it goes on to the City of Temples with a long weekend of FAB shows and events including art exhibitions, film screening and concert.