What for the region after Modi’s Indian election win?

Publication date 24 May 2019 | 11:49 | ICT

Described as the most divisive and most powerful Indian leader in decades, Narendra Modi’s re-election is likely to have significant implications for regional geopolitics given his jingoistic rhetoric.



  • Kingdom should promote university research

    Publication date 06 May 2019 | 09:45 | ICT

    University lecturers have three major roles that are normally expected of them – teaching, research and service.

  • Asean should back the EU’s sanctions on Myanmar

    Publication date 03 May 2019 | 12:11 | ICT

    ON Monday, the EU extended its ban on selling arms to Myanmar while also prolonging sanctions against high-ranking officials suspected of perpetrating atrocities against the country’s Rohingya Muslims.

  • Belt and Road gathers steam

    Publication date 02 May 2019 | 17:54 | ICT

    Last week I followed with interest the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

  • Cambodia’s street children: An ignored tragedy

    Publication date 29 April 2019 | 10:18 | ICT

    Cambodia, once a war-torn country, has been the world’s sixth fastest-growing economy over the past two decades according to the World Bank with an average GDP growth of 7.6 per cent, driven by strong garment exports and tourism.

  • Should Cambodia be wary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

    Publication date 26 April 2019 | 09:54 | ICT

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has gained support from more than 70 countries around the world, who represent nearly 40 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product.

  • Earth Day Network wrong to link extinctions with global warming

    Publication date 25 April 2019 | 17:28 | ICT

    Monday was Earth Day, an annual event celebrated globally since 1970. Dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental protection, this year’s Earth Day was expected to include events in over 193 countries, coordinated by the Earth Day Network (EDN).

  • China: Not a foe, but a friend

    Publication date 24 April 2019 | 10:19 | ICT

    Last Friday, the US Embassy in Cambodia posted on its Facebook page an opinion on Cambodia’s trade with both China and the US.

  • The truth hurts: Carter diagnoses the American disease

    Publication date 23 April 2019 | 17:13 | ICT

    Jimmy Carter has stung America. But truth always hurts, and the former president had plenty in lashing out at his own nation.

  • Road to a better Cambodia: Increase local government funding

    Publication date 22 April 2019 | 09:38 | ICT

    Despite decades of political stability and economic growth, the post-conflict Cambodia is still struggling to address extreme poverty, poor governance and the improvement of public services as the result of weak institutions and a b

  • Thai history is scarred enough

    Publication date 12 April 2019 | 11:46 | ICT

    One of the darkest days in modern Thai history preceded the internet by two decades and the social media by four.