Wednesday, 24 December 2014


Courtesy Photo of the 25th ASEAN Summit, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar 

ទោះបីជាអាស៊ានជាស្នូល​  នៃសមាហរណកម្មតំបន់និយម​ក្នុងអាស៊ីបូព៌ាក៏ដោយ  ASEAN central​ity (តួនាទីស្នូលរបស់អាស៊ាន)​ ស្តិតក្រោមសម្ពាធនៃដំណើរការនេះ។​​​ អាស៊ានអាចនឹងចុះខ្សោយក្រោមដំណើការបំលែងនៃការកសាងស្ថាប័នរបស់ស្ថាបត្យកម្មតំបន់​ ដែលកំពុងវិវត្តន៍​ ​(សហគមន៍អាស៊ីបូព៌ា)  ដូចជាអាស៊ានបូកបី​ កិច្ចប្រជុំកំពូលអាស៊ីបូព៌ា​ វេទិកាតំបន់អាស៊ាន​ និងកិច្ចប្រជុំរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីការពារ​ប្រទេសអាស៊ានបូក​ជាដើម  ។ល។​

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Formulating Cambodia's Foreign Policy Grand Strategy

Gala Dinner in the occasion of the 21st ASEAN Summit and Related Summit on 19 November 2012, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

The glory of Khmer empire, from 9th century to 15th century, and Agkor Wat temple are Cambodia’s national pride. At that time, the Khmer Empire, currently Cambodia, had been a major power in Southeast Asian region in terms of military might, diplomacy, and trade. Unfortunately, this did not last long. The collapse of the empire combined with internal conflicts has brought a dark period for Cambodia’s history. Today, it has been perceived as a war-torn country, which was plagued by civil wars, landmines, and foreign interventions. However, the end of civil war opens a new golden chapter for Cambodia in the 21st century to pursue its national core interests, especially stability, sovereignty, economic development, and image building. After successful national reconciliation and regional integration, Cambodia is now well on its way to becoming a lower middle-income country with annual GDP growth rate of around 7 percent.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Cambodia: Challenges of Democratic Consolidation

The two leaders from CPP and CNRP had a meeting on 16 September 2013. 

The political crisis caused by Arab Spring in some countries in the Middle East, civil war in Syria, the recent political unrest in Ukraine, and turmoil in Thalaind, could serve as an obvious example of unwanted consequences of drastic political change for other countries to avoid.