Editors' Pick

Jimmy John employees having fun making sandwiches
The global international order is tumultuous these days; relationships, institutions, and norms that have made peace and progress possible for the last three quarters of a century are fraught.  Spheres in which cooperation across borders has traditionally thrived – trade, security and climate action – face opposition and sabotage...
President Donald Trump

Towards a Neo-Monroe Doctrine: American Hegemony in the Trump Era

A profound change was taking place across the Americas in the 1820s. The gigantic realm of New Spain, once a pinnacle in the European...
Confucius - Temple of Literature, Hanoi

Confucius Institute: Another Example of Canada’s Dysfunctional China Strategy

In the Analects, Confucius famously says: “In practicing the rules of propriety, it is harmony that is prized.” Harmony has been a central tenet...
President Vladimir Putin & Nicolás Maduro

The Geopolitics of the Venezuelan Crisis

A great game is gaining momentum in Venezuela pitting the US against the entrenched interests of China and Russia. Over the years, as Hugo...
Thai election 2019
On March 24, Thais went to the polls for the first time in eight years. Most Thais approached the election with a mix of apprehension, scepticism, and hope. After nearly five years of military rule, there was little doubt that the junta and its leader, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha,...
Under the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arbitrarily dissolved in 2017 and its leader, Kem Sokha, arrested. This set the scene for rigged elections in July 2018, with all of the seats in the...
A delegation from the European Union will visit Cambodia next week as part of the process of withdrawing duty-free access to EU markets under the Everything But Arms agreement. The delegation, I believe, will not be misled by what they are told. The intention of the European Union in granting...
Vietnam has been in the news in recent weeks because the Summit between the U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un was held in its capital city – Hanoi. While the summit may have not been successful in the context of denuclearization of North Korea, it...