Vannarith Chheang

Chheang Vannarith

Dr Chheang Vannarith was Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Chheang Vannarith (6)

Hun Sen’s Visit to Myanmar: A Cambodian View

Chheang Vannarith

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to Myanmar has sparked controversy. The Cambodian view is that fostering a conducive environment for dialogue with the military junta would pave the way for the implementation of ASEAN's five-point consensus.

BRI Projects in Cambodia and Laos Roll On Despite Covid-19

Chheang Vannarith

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the implementation of BRI projects. However, China has swiftly taken measures to keep BRI projects going, notably in Cambodia and Laos, by ensuring financial flow and supply of materials.

Fighting Covid-19: China’s Soft Power Opportunities in Mainland Southeast Asia

Chheang Vannarith

In mainland Southeast Asia, the Chinese government’s effective measures to curb the pandemic outbreak at home and the provision of Covid-19 assistance to regional countries have enhanced China’s soft power. Most of the mainland Southeast Asian countries, except Vietnam, have been receptive to China’s Covid-19 diplomacy.

Cambodia Embraces China’s Controversial Confucius Institutes

Chheang Vannarith

China’s Confucius Institutes have been vilified in the West, but they have gained much traction in Cambodia. This is not surprising, given Cambodia is one of China's closest allies in Southeast Asia.

Constant and Continuous: Vietnam’s Foreign Policy After The 13th Party Congress

Chheang Vannarith|Nguyen Huu Tuc

Hedging between the US and China while promoting a rules-based South China Sea will continue to guide Vietnam’s foreign policy.