Washington’s overarching motive and objective are to try to stymie China’s global economic growth and its strategic partnerships, Finian Cunningham writes.
Forty-nine years ago, on the evening of April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon appeared on television to address the nation. Although his administration was in the process of withdrawing US forces from Vietnam, the purpose of Nixon’s presentation was to announce an expansion of the ongoing conflict. As he spoke, American and South Vietnamese (ARVN) combat units were crossing into Cambodia, a nominally neutral country that had long served as a de facto sanctuary and logistics base for the North Vietnamese Army (NVA).
Joseph Thomas is chief editor of Thailand-based geopolitical journal, The New Atlas and contributor to the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook” Washington’s friends in Southeast Asia, with only a few exceptions, have had a difficult time in recent years. Their favourite billionaire-politician Thaksin […]
The International Tribunal for Cambodia started a historical trial on November 21st. This is a second and key process for which the tribunal itself was established: the case against the members of Pol Pot`s government. Pot himself died in 1998, but his major aides are now facing trial. They are former head of state Khieu Samphan, 80; former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary, 86; Nuon Chea, 85, who used to be the Khmer Rouge’s second-highest leader after Pol Pot…