Cambodia and ASEAN Chairmanship 2022: Opportunities and Preparedness in the Process of ASEAN Political-Security Community Building

Cambodia was the last country to become a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on April 30, 1999. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen, who brought Cambodia into ASEAN, mentioned four main factors that make Cambodia a member of ASEAN: (1) Non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, through which ASEAN has become an[…]

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Cambodia and the US: Ties to be Mended, Trust to be Restored

The first direct official diplomatic relations between Cambodia and the US were established in July 1950. The diplomatic relations between the two countries have lasted for more than 70 years. However, these relations seem not to be matured enough for their age. These relations have been complicated and unpredictable since before and after Cambodia gained independence. Over the past 70[…]

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An Overview of 65 Years of Cambodia-Russia Relations

13 May marks the 65th anniversary of Cambodia-Russia relations. Looking back 65 years ago, on 13 May 1956, Cambodia and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations. Over the 65 years, the relations between Cambodia and the Soviet Union then the Russian Federation have been impacted by national as well as regional and global politics. Despites geographical partition and distance, people[…]

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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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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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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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