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Peace and Conflict: Resolution in the Mekong Region

Mekong Connect ,Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2022

Welcome to the June 2022 Issue of the Mekong Connect Magazine, a joint publication initiative between the Asian Vision Institute (AVI) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Cambodia Office. The magazine publication aims to provide access to a wider audience who wishes to gain a better understanding of a wide range of key issues facing Mekong countries, including public health, climate change, trade and economy, food security, poverty and development, digitalization, peace and security, and international cooperation.

Peace & Conflict: Resolution In The Mekong Region

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the February 2021 military coup in Myanmar, and the war in Ukraine, peace in the region was not perhaps an urgent topic to be discussed. However, the pandemic, the coup, and the war, coupling with the intensifying great powers’ rivalries in the region, have put increasing pressure on regional peace. Together with our partner Asian Vision Institute (AVI), we chose the theme of peace and conflict resolution in the Mekong region for Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Mekong Connect to provide insights into the factors, actors, and contexts that have caused conflicts, as well as the efforts by different stakeholders, institutions, countries, and ASEAN in protecting and promoting regional peace.