Editors' Pick

French President Emmanuel Macron
Naïve is becoming something of a buzzword for European leaders to describe why it is only now that they can see there might be problems with China’s rise to superpower status. French President Emmanuel Macron claimed last year that the end of European naivety about China had arrived, though...

Can Almagro Charter a Course Through the Storm?

On May 27, 2020, Luis Almagro was virtually sworn in for second term as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). This...

Combining Three Tiers of Intelligence-Gathering Is Key to Keeping Russia and...

The U.S. and its allies today face two major geopolitical threats: Russia and China. A prominent U.S. think tank, The Atlantic Council, published a...
President Donald Trump

Trump’s China Policy: Long-Term Strategy or Transactionalism?

The U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused his predecessors of kowtowing to China, and having sold out U.S. interests and  lashed out at...
Cambodian garment workers
The arrest of Cambodian Confederation of Unions president Rong Chhun betrays the narrowing options facing Prime Minister Hun Sen as the partial withdrawal of the country’s free-trade access to the European Union begins. Rong Chhun was arrested by police on 31 July in Phnom Penh. The official reason is that he had been involved...
22nd ASEAN-Japan Summit
It is imperative for ASEAN to work towards a common response, else it risks continuing to remain a mere pawn in the broader US-China contest.
Covid-19 test in Vietnam
Vietnam has reported a dozen new cases after reporting no community transmission for more than 100 days and these new cases were mainly from Da Nang city. As of Aug. 03, 2020 the total cases reached 621 in different areas and reported six Covid-19 deaths. If the country does...
People stand watch as a building burns next to a sugar plantation in Oddar Meanchey.
Southeast Asia’s first cross-border human rights class action is a step forward for corporate accountability in the region and a warning to foreign companies who see Cambodian land as a risk-free resource for development. Thailand’s Bangkok South Civil court on July 31 decided to recognise the class action brought by...