Pou Sothirak

Pou Sothirak

Pou Sothirak is Executive Director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace. Previously secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, he remains an advisor to the Cambodian government. He has extensive experience in international relations through his time as a visiting senior research fellow at Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asia Studies (ISEAS) and as Cambodian Ambassador to Japan. He was Minister of Industry, Mines, and Energy of Cambodia from 1993-1998.

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Opinion | South Korea’s Asean strategy needs sturdy pillars of understanding to succeed

Seoul’s New Southern Policy has helped expand ties to Southeast Asian nations, but the next iteration needs to more clearly identify the opportunities ahead and focus on efforts to build a more peaceful and secure East Asia.

Seoul’s New Southern Policy has helped expand ties to Southeast Asian nations, but the next iteration needs to more clearly identify the opportunities ahead and focus on efforts to build a more peaceful and secure East Asia.

South Korea’s Asean strategy needs sturdy pillars of understanding to succeed
22 Oct 2020 - 9:14AM
Opinion | As Asean chair, Vietnam must deepen regional solidarity amid US-China rivalry

If Asean states do not prioritise regional interests, the bloc could be manipulated by powers seeking to advance their interests in Southeast Asia.

If Asean states do not prioritise regional interests, the bloc could be manipulated by powers seeking to advance their interests in Southeast Asia.

As Asean chair, Vietnam must deepen regional solidarity amid US-China rivalry
12 Nov 2020 - 6:40PM