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The Exit of ‘Hardliner’ Bolton

September 22, 2019 // The Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia - English

Donald Trump has got rid of a hardliner with the dismissal of John Bolton, the president’s third National Security Advisor in less than four years in power. While pivotal appointments are often off the merry-go-round, the occasional shuffling of the team underlines the discord at the helm of the White House and the [Read more]

Iran’s Uranium

September 13, 2019 // Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia - English

Nuclear matters have exacerbated over the weekend. A year after US President Donald Trump decided to pull out from the West’s nuclear agreement with Iran, the government in Tehran has begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges in violation of its nuclear deal with world powers. While the International [Read more]

US Being Forced To Surrender in Afghanistan

September 7, 2019 // Daily Mirror - Cambodia - English

Why should the US leave Afghanistan? After all, it offered the US an ideal location to set up a listening post to spy on China and Russia. At present, in Central Asia, the US military presence is almost zero. Therefore, Afghanistan, on the southern belly of Central Asia, which is Russia’s backyard and China’s [Read more]

Kim and Trump: A Dangerous Bromance

September 5, 2019 // Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia - English

When they hurled insults at each other such as “little rocket man” and “dotard,” and traded threats of nuclear annihilation, few could imagine that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump would develop such a lasting bromance in so little time. Like any other close relationship, there [Read more]

New Chapter Emerging as East Meets West Again

August 4, 2019 // The Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia - English

Liberal democracy had triumphed. Mankind had reached the final stage of socio-political evolution, with political and economic liberalism as the ultimate system for governing modern societies. That triumphalist view, however, is now dead. Globalisation is in retreat. Nationalism, populism, nativism and religious [Read more]