Towards a Peaceful Settlement of the Preah Vihear Temple Dispute
There have been periodic outbreaks of violence at the border between Cambodia and Thailand especially since the Temple of Preah Vihear was inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in July 2008. Because of the serious armed clashes in February and April–May 2011, the border dispute, which has taken place predominantly in the vicinity of the Temple between the two countries, has grabbed the attention of ASEAN and the international community. Cambodia and Thailand have different perceptions on capabilities of the existing bilateral mechanisms to resolve the dispute. Against this background, this paper analyzes the root causes of the border dispute.
After the India-US Civil Nuclear Agreement: Assessing India’s Responsible Nuclear Status in Global Governance
India has maintained a historical opposition to joining the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), in arguing that both treaties create […]
West Asian minilateral geometry and India: Will I2-U2 usher the elusive peace?
Introduction: In April, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Thani Al Zeyoudi, announced that the recently concluded free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the […]
Russia and the CIS in 2019: Relying on the Chinese Way
ABSTRACT The paper examines the relationship between Russia and the other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, including how Moscow’s responses to changing geopolitical dynamics framed these relations in […]