Telephone
(+855) 99841445/ 99 929 323
Email
admin@asianvision.org
Address
Jaya Smart Building 2nd Floor, Street 566, Boeung Kok 2, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh.

Mekong countries don’t need to bank on outsiders

Recently there have been attempts to politicize issues relating to the Mekong region or even treat it like the South China Sea.

Truth be told, Mekong sub-regional frameworks have been overstretched by multi-layered structures just to accommodate specific partners. When competition between these partners increases, Mekong frameworks have become the “melting pot” of mechanisms characterized only by beautiful statements, hollow pledges, and verbal attacks among major powers that do not contribute to real development for people in the region.

Valid political and security concerns exist, such as over the lack of transparency on water data and non-participatory attitudes toward water-resource management. This tendency also stems from the “Sinophobia” of some actors that are at odds with or feel security threats from China.

Full article available: https://asiatimes.com/2020/09/mekong-countries-dont-need-to-bank-on-outsiders/

Leave a Reply

Join our AVI Channel

Recent Posts

August 2022
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031