Chung Eui-yong and Kim Jong-un

The Collapse of the Korean Peace Initiative Buys the U.S. Crucial...

Most onlookers reacted to North Korea’s demolition of the Kaesong Joint Liaison Office with dejection. When the Liaison Office went down in smoke, so...
Black live matter movement

Contextualizing Black Lives Matter Movement in the American Context, Part-1

The recent murder of George Floyd has brought American racialized injustice and state violence into renewed focus, which is amplified by Donald Trump’s divisive...

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...
Chinese Frigate
In 2019, during the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit in Thailand, the regional bloc agreed to a three-year deadline China proposed on the finalization of the South China Sea Code of Conduct (CoC). Accordingly, China’s most immediate claimant state, Vietnam is regarded as the frontrunner among the ASEAN states in pushing...
Flag map of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia
The 75th anniversary of the United Nations on Sep. 21 invites a renewed commitment to one of the organisation’s great unfinished projects, the post-war reconstruction of Cambodia. In the twenty-first century, the UN’s website on Cambodia tells us, UN efforts there have focused on “post-conflict reconstruction, national capacity building and...
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe
In the second week of September this year, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe visited Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines as tensions in the South China Sea remain. This high-profile visit from Beijing comes together with Washington’s virtual engagement in the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, ASEAN Regional...
Cambodian garment workers working
Cambodia must jettison its narrative claiming that the European Union has practiced double standards when the bloc decided to withdraw its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme, which Cambodia has enjoyed since 2001. On Aug. 12, the EU’s decision to partially withdraw the EBA trade scheme from Cambodia came into...