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dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Kristen
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-30T12:35:39Z
dc.date.available2020-06-30T12:35:39Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2019
dc.identifier.uri
dc.descriptionM.A.
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the Cambodia decision to block the ASEAN Foreign Minister Statement from supporting the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s reward to the Philippines in the Philippines v China 2016 case on their disputed claims in the South China Sea. This paper argues that the Cambodian position on the South China Sea, and subsequently its decision to block confronting language in the ASEAN joint statements, is motivated by its domestic political leadership, namely Prime Minister Hun Sen, and not because of strategic geopolitical consideration. Prime Minister Hun Sen and his political party Cambodian People’s Party prioritize staying in power over any other foreign policy objective. Therefore, he has little interest in balancing the US or Vietnam or ASEAN but rather siding with China because it helps him secure his grip on power domestically. This paper will analyze the Cambodia’s decision in 2016 and the period leading up to it, answering what drives Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and how that decision reflects the ASEAN integration process.
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dc.format.extent21 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourceAsian Studies
dc.subjectASEAN
dc.subjectCambodia
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectDomestic Politics
dc.subjectForeign Relations
dc.subjectSouth China Sea
dc.subject.lcshInternational relations
dc.subject.lcshPolitical Science
dc.subject.lcshAsia -- Research
dc.subject.otherInternational relations
dc.subject.otherPolitical science
dc.subject.otherAsian studies
dc.titleExplaining Cambodia’s Foreign Policy: The Importance of Domestic Factors and Sino-Cambodia Relations on ASEAN
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dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-6603-0147


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