Southeast Asia

Garment workers of Cambodia

What to Expect After Cambodia’s EBA Suspension

After more than a year of discussion, the European Union decided to suspend Cambodia’s trade privileges under the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) scheme. The...
Kem Sokha, Sam Rainsy and, Hun Sen

The Odious Trial of Kem Sokha in Cambodia

Exactly three years ago on 11 February 2017, I resigned as leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the opposition party which just...
Sam rainsy

Sam Rainsy’s Attempted Return to Cambodia Shows Hun Sen Is Running out of Time

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy told everyone that he would be back in Cambodia for independence day celebrations on November 9. He never made...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Japan-Vietnam Ties: The Economic and Strategic Relevance for Asia

A survey by a Japanese consultancy, NNA Japan Co, a Kyodo News group company, reiterates the point about the South East Asian nation of...
Ho Chi Minh City

Understanding Vietnam’s Transformational Economic Growth

Even in the midst of the uncertainty arising out of the US-China trade war, in recent times Vietnam has clearly emerged as one of...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Hassan Rouhani

India-Iran Ties and the Relevance of the Chabahar Project

Recently, the US granted India an exemption with regard to the Chabahar Port (located in the Sistan Baluchistan Province in Iran). India is developing...
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of Thailand

Thailand’s Ruling Elite Get Their Man in Thanathorn

Thailand’s Constitutional Court, in a 7-2 decision has stripped Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the leader of the Future Forward Party (FFP) of his MP seat because...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Kartarpur Corridor

Kartarpur Corridor: Why It Is Being Watched Closely by the International Community

In recent weeks, the media and policy makers in South Asia, and outside, have been closely following developments pertaining to the Kartarpur Corridor. The...
Sam Rainsy at Malaysian airport

Three Takeaways From Sam Rainsy’s Attempt to Return to Cambodia

Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy, the self-exiled opposition leader landed in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend, vowing to return home to lead an uprising against his...