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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Cambodia-Singapore: 55 years after diplomatic ties

Historically, Singapore has been a time-tested friend of Cambodia. Diplomatic relations between  two countries were established on 10 August 1965, -a day after Singapore  gained independence making the Kingdom of Cambodia one of the very first countries to recognize the independent Republic of Singapore. The diplomatic ties were cut off in 1975, and were resumed on 18 January 1992. However,[…]

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Cambodia-China Relations in the New Decade

The world is embarking in a new decade and one topic scholars around the world discuss is the future of China and its relations to other countries. China’s influence in Cambodia has drastically increased over the last two decades, in particular when it comes to FDI and military cooperation, and has led to tensions with the USA but also to[…]

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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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International Conference on “Cambodia and ASEAN Regionalism in the Context of Indo-Pacific”

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 20th anniversary of Cambodia’s membership in ASEAN as well. The last few decades, ASEAN has been perceived as a reliable security shield as well as the catalyst for regional economic prosperity and dynamism.​ ASEAN has capacity to socialize and diffuse norms​​ and[…]

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UNDP and 4PX Express Sign MoU and Co-Financial Agreement on “Linking Cambodia: Together Towards Digital Economy”

Phnom Penh, March 21, 2019 — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Shenzhen 4PX Express Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and co-financial agreement on “Linking Cambodia: Together Towards Digital Economy” in Phnom Penh early this week. The signing ceremony was presided over by Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transports H.E. Sun Chanthol, French[…]

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Cambodia and the Belt And Road Initiative: Opportunity, Challenges And Perspectives

The International Relations Institute of Cambodia in cooperation with the Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong (CSHK) of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), is going to organize a workshop on “Cambodia and the Belt And Road Initiative: Opportunity, Challenges And Perspectives” on 06 March 2019 at the Royal Academy of Cambodia’s conference room. This workshop is organized to[…]

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