The New Corona Virus and the Global Response

The new coronavirus was officially named Covid-19, the same species as the SARS-CoV virus in 2002 and the MERS-CoV virus in 2012. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus that first appeared in Wuhan, China, finding the first group of infected people – workers and customers – at the Hunan Seafood Market. The pandemic was so rapid that by February[…]

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Vietnam,Cambodia joint victory over Pol Pot regime was milestone

After taking control of Cambodia in April, 1975, Pol Pot’s  regime conducted barbaric policies against its own nation and hatred actions against Vietnam. It turned Cambodia from a beautiful country to a massive labour camp with extremely harsh conditions. Schools were destroyed, large-scale prisons with graves were built to torture and kill the opposition. In its controlling term (3 years,[…]

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First Annual Cambodia-China Cooperation Forum on “Cambodia-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership toward the Community with a Shared Future: We Grow Together”

The relations between Cambodia and China date back at least to the 13th century, and diplomatic relations between the two countries were officially established on July 19, 1958. Despite their long diplomatic history, the relations between two countries grew close after Cambodia gained its independence from France in 1953 and later on. In April 2006 Cambodia and China agreed to[…]

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Monarchy in the Cambodian Society

Looking back the history of Cambodia, we see that Cambodia has been a monarchy for centuries, since when it was first a state, with both absolute monarchy and constitutional monarchy. But the constitutional monarchy was ended on March 18, 1970 by a coup led by Lon Nol, Sirik Matak and Cheng Heng to oust King Sihanouk from power. From 1970[…]

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H.E. Dr. Kin Phea, IRIC’s DG delivers an Opening Remarks in the Workshop on Cambodia’s Environmental Challenges and the SDGs

In the afternoon of on 19 September 2019, Dr. Kin Phea, Director General of the International Relations Institute of Cambodia participated and delivered an opening remark in the Workshop on “Cambodia’s Environmental Challenges and the SDGs” which was o-organized by Korea Environment Institute (KEI), Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) at Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh,[…]

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KEI, RAC and NCSD Jointly Organizes a Workshop on “Cambodia’s Environmental Challenges and the SDGs”

On 19 September 2019, Korea Environment Institute (KEI), Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) jointly organized a Workshop on “Cambodia’s Environmental Challenges and the SDGs” at Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The objectives and expected outcomes of the workshop are: To discuss current trends and perspectives for the implementation of the CSDGs with environmental[…]

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INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD (IAB)

1. Introduction The International Relations Institute of Cambodia “IRIC” was established in 2005 as a think-tank of the Council of Ministers of Cambodia, under the umbrella of the Royal Academy of Cambodia. According to its mission statement, IRIC is devoted to research, fact-finding, analysis, evaluation and policy recommendations. IRIC focuses on issues affecting Cambodian foreign policy, development, the welfare of[…]

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First Annual Cambodia-China Cooperation Forum on “Cambodia-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership toward the Community of a Shared Future: We Grow Together”

  The relations between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China are at the highest level ever. In addition to its economic and political clout expands in Cambodia, Chinese culture and language fit seamlessly into the Cambodian society as well. People-to-people contacts continue to be an important area of Cambodia-China socio-cultural cooperation. The influx of Chinese businesses[…]

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Dr. KUIK Cheng-Chwee from National University of Malaysia Joins International Advisory Board of IRIC

Dr. KUIK Cheng-Chwee, Associate Professor and Head of Centre for Asian Studies of the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) of National University of Malaysia (UKM), has become the newest member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC). Dr. KUIK Cheng-Chwee, concurrently, is also a non-resident Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute[…]

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