Cambodian National Assembly Election in 2013: A Sea Change in the Cambodian Political Landscape

  This paper provides an analysis of the Cambodian National Assembly Election in 2013, with regard of electoral institutional settings, political parties, electoral campaign, voter turnout, as well as the election results and their implication for political change in Cambodia. The July 2013 election signaled a sea change in the Cambodian political landscape. For the first time since the re-introduction[…]

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Cambodia-North Korea Relations Since 1964: A Historical Review

  Cambodia has established diplomatic relations with North Korea since mid-1960s. These relations were fostered by Prince Norodom Sihanouk and the late Great Leader Generalissimo Kim Il Sung. These relations were strengthened over the years through high-level visits by the leaders of the two countries. For past decades, the relations between the two countries had been categorized as the unique[…]

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The development triangle Area ‘Potentials, Challenges, Prospects’

Development Triangle Area (DTA) of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam (CLV) was created to maximize the gains from international integration, especially in economic welfare. This specific paragraph indicates the government’s non-deviated political will toward realization of the development along border provinces. The political agenda of the Royal Government of the third legislature stated that the development of borders and rural areas[…]

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Cambodia after Paris Peace Agreement

October 23, 1991 was a historic day for Cambodia and Cambodian people as Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict, called Paris Peace Agreement, was signed in Paris. The signatories were the Cambodian factions, the regional powers with an interest in the conflict including Vietnam, China, and Thailand, the United States, the Soviet Union, Japan, France, the United Kingdom, India,[…]

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The 11th Korea Forum on “The Recent Political and Social Dynamics in Korea”

The 11th Korea Forum is hosted by the International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC) and organized in the framework of cooperation between three institutes, namely IRIC, KISEAS and SEASREP. The Forum is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea and ASEAN Secretariat. Organized on 17 January 2011 at Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh,[…]

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Current Researches

“Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomatic Relations of Cambodia with Major Countries in the Region and in the World and with Major International and Global Organizations” After many decades in war and isolation, Cambodia has emerged in a new era in international relations after national reconciliation and the establishment of the coalition government by general election in 1993. We have achieved so[…]

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Lkhon Khol and Nationalistic Rhetorics

By Kin Phea, PhD 2 September 2018 Recent days, Lkhon Khol has become a very hot topic discussed across social media particularly in Facebook after learning that UNESCO committee will examine nominations for the Urgent Safeguarding List or the Representative List, proposals for the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices and requests for International Assistance greater than US$100,000, at its thirteenth[…]

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