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WTO Headquarters, Geneva

China Leans Towards Reforming WTO’s National Security Exception

On Monday, May 13, China submitted its “Proposal on WTO Reform”, a synopsis of the Chinese government’s latest thoughts on how the World Trade...
Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen

Cambodia Entrapped by China’s New Silk Road Dominance

China's ambitions for world domination under the presidency of Xi Jinping are well known. In 2013 Xi Jinping, who aims at permanent power, unveiled his...
Thai election 2019

Amidst Uncertainty, Two Key Takeaways from the Thai Elections

On March 24, Thais went to the polls for the first time in eight years. Most Thais approached the election with a mix of...

Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Under the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arbitrarily dissolved...
Prime Minister Hun Sen

The EU Must Factor Cambodia’s Salami Slicing of the Opposition

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...
Ho Chi Minh City Skyline

Signs of Acceleration: Unleashing Vietnam’s Economic Potential

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...
Aung San Suu kyi

New Dynamics of South Korea-Myanmar Economic Relations

Myanmar has witnessed a drop in Foreign Direct Investment. In 2017-2018, it received 5.7 billion USD, down from over 6.6 billion in the previous...
National Bank of Cambodia

Cambodia’s Money Laundering Relisting Shows Dangers of Corrupt Institutions

The global money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in February put Cambodia on its "grey" watchlist because of concerns over money laundering....
Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha wave to protesters

Cambodia’s Exiled Opposition Vows Return to Create Democratic Change

The end game is approaching for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The former Khmer Rouge commander who has held power since 1985 has returned...

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