Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
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The military coup in Myanmar and its impact on ASEAN
ASEAN has watched the coup in Myanmar with great concern. Four of the region's leading analysts — Pou Sothirak, Philips J. Vermonte, Herizal Hazri, Herman J. Kraft, and Thitinan Pongsudhirak — argue a return to democracy is necessary to ensure Myanmar’s integration with the world, including with its neighbours in Southeast Asia.
Sino-American Competition in Cambodia: A 2020 Retrospective
An eventful 2020, which saw Cambodia seeking to benefit from both the US and China's activities in Southeast Asia, signals difficulty in the coming year. Pou Sothirak asks, how does Cambodia avoid putting all its eggs in one basket and instead create more balanced engagement with the world's two most powerful states?
Perspectives: No Time for ASEAN Members to Self-Isolate
Each ASEAN member state has acted individually rather than collectively, writes Pou Sothirak, Head of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace. Knowing that this virus crosses national borders, a regional response makes a lot more sense.