Tag Archive: Asia

US “Pivot” Sends Asia Fleeing Toward China.

When former-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the US “pivot to Asia,” she and the policy wonks who dreamed it up probably imagined it as a well choreographed geopolitical masterstroke. In reality,… Continue reading

Myanmar Strives for Unity.

Myanmar sits at the strategic junction between China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent – the site of the ancient Southern Silk Road.   Under British rule, the country was known as the… Continue reading

The Critical Bay of Bengal.

The Bay of Bengal is a single world of Indian migration throughout maritime Southeast Asia. By Robert D. Kaplan    STRATFOR Amitav Ghosh is, to my mind the most brilliant, serious fiction writer… Continue reading

India plans to supply Vietnam BrahMos missiles.

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to India, New Delhi sent out a strong message about its desire to play a greater role in regional security in South-East Asia, making public… Continue reading

Southeast Asia – Democracy in reverse gear.

Southeast Asia’s regression from democracy and its implications. A CFR Working Paper Author: Joshua Kurlantzick, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia. Download Now >> Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations Press, May 2014,  35 pages. . Overview. Since the… Continue reading

Starting a business in Cambodia gets even more difficult.

Cambodia is ranked 184 out of 189 countries for starting a new business in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 report. The report ranks countries in 10 categories, including starting a business, dealing with construction… Continue reading

World Habitat Day 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Police smash symbolic habitat at World Habitat Day in Cambodia. Cambodian police smash a small replica of a house that people carried during the World Habitat Day gathering in Phnom Penh on Oct.… Continue reading

Cambodia flooding early October 2013 – A Picture Gallery.

With a special thank to Roger Valkenborghs, Siem Reap. FB-Video-clip: http://fb.com/worldsharekh Update October 7, 2013. . Cambodia: Floods claim 39 lives; Crops, hundreds of schools damaged. The death toll from flooding across the… Continue reading

Cambodia – One more public holiday in the Kingdom of Wonder.

King Father memorials mandated The government has issued a notice calling on the “entire Cambodian nation” to observe the first anniversary of the death of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk on October 15,… Continue reading

China: Cambodia strongman’s best friend.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry donated 50 laptops and 100 cellphones in equivalent to 70, 000 U.S. dollars to its Cambodian counterpart to increase task efficiency. This donation came as promised by Chinese Foreign… Continue reading