Diplomatic Briefing: New Decade, Old Challenges?

The Diplomatic Briefing is a biannual collection of categorized opinion pieces and short articles from an extended network of the scholarly community and regional experts, covering a wide range of issues from international relations, to sub-regional affairs, to foreign policy, to economic and trade, and beyond.

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Editorial Notes: New Decade, Old Challenges?

  • Diplomatic Briefing: New Decade, Old Challenges

    Various Authors

    The Diplomatic Briefing is a biannual collection of categorized opinion pieces and short articles from an extended network of the scholarly community and regional experts, covering a wide range of issues from international relations, to sub-regional affairs, to foreign policy, to economic and trade, and beyond.

The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Socio-Economic Issues in Cambodia: A Youth Perspective

  • The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Socio-Economic Issues in Cambodia: A Youth Perspective

    Various Authors

    Covid-19 remains the dominant topic of discussion and issue of concern for the Cambodian society and the world at large. The consequences also affect people from all walk of life, especially the vulnerable groups and young people in Cambodia. Home schooling has become a routine; universities and some other areas have been ordered to be closed for an unforeseeable time. That is why we asked Politikoffee, a network of young and socially-enthusiastic people, to share their view of the crisis through focus group discussion. In three questions, the following are their snapshot.

Cambodia and ASEAN in 2020 and Beyond

  • Cambodia and ASEAN in 2020 and Beyond

    Various Authors

    H.E. Sim Vireak shares the Royal Government of Cambodia’s perspective on the country’s future engagement with ASEAN — one key topic in the next decade. H.E. Sim Vireak outlines Cambodia’s key strategic pillars, namely development, peace promotion and regional contributions.

    von Vireak Sim

Into the 70th Anniversary of Cambodia-US Relations and Beyond: The Rebalancing Dilemma and New Era of Relations

Cambodia-China Relations in the New Decade

  • Cambodia-China Relations in the New Decade

    Various Authors

    H.E. Dr. Kin Phea takes the reader on a journey through recent Cambodia-China relations. He describes a balancing way for Cambodia in order to find a place to benefit from China’s global engagement, including the Belt and Road Initiative, and from unilateral official development assistance, while being mindful about the transparency and the sustainability of aids and projects.

    von Phea Kin

Against the Inevitability Hypothesis: Reconsidering China’s Rise

  • Against the Inevitability Hypothesis: Reconsidering China’s Rise

    Various Authors

    Dr. Bradley Jansen Murg discusses the rise of China, which will also shape this decade and the decades beyond. He discusses recent developments of China’s global strategy, the stagnation of Beijing’s domestic politics and the economy.

    von Bradley J. Murg

Why Cambodia? EU’s incoherence in Trade Preferences under the EBA Scheme

  • Why Cambodia? EU’s incoherence in Trade Preferences under the EBA Scheme

    Various Authors

    Dr. Daniel Schmücking shares his perspective on the rationales behind the E.U.’s decision to partially withdraw Cambodia’s Everything but Arms (EBA) status. The case is of high interest because it was the first time in the history of the EBA mechanism that it was partially withdrawn, but even more important it reveals shortcoming on both sides, the Cambodia and European.

    von Daniel Schmücking

Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Beyond 2020: Confronting Challenges in the New Decade

  • Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Beyond 2020: Confronting Challenges in the New Decade

    Various Authors

    Ms. Pich Charadine outlines here opinion of what shall come in this decade. According to Ms. Pich Charadine, amid all challenges Cambodia will face, one priority still remains the diversification of Cambodia’s foreign policy instruments covering a wide range from trade, investment to strategic and military cooperation.

    von Pich Charadine

The EBA Withdrawal: New Decade, Old Challenges?

  • The EBA Withdrawal: New Decade, Old Challenges?

    Various Authors

    The EBA trade preferences have been an economic boost for Cambodia and have fueled the exports to the European market. However, the European Union announced in 2019 that it would launch a EBA withdrawal procedure due to the erosion of democracy and human rights violation in Cambodia. In the interview we speak with Dr. Cheunboran Chanborey, Advisor to the Asian Vision Institute, and Dr. Daniel Schmücking, Country Director of KAS Cambodia about the case, its context and next steps.

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