Dr. Chheang Vannarith
Designation: Senior Research Fellow
Research Interest: Asia Pacific International Politics, regionalism, governance, tourism, development
Email: chheangcam@gmail.com

. PhD Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan (Sept 2006 – Sept 2009)
. Graduate Certificate in Asia Pacific Leadership, East-West Center/ University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA (Aug 2008 – May 2009)
. MA International Relations,  International University of Japan , Niigata, Japan (Sept 2004 – June 2006)
. BA International Relations, Institute for International Relations, Hanoi, Vietnam (Sept 1998 – Oct 2002)                

Books and Monographs

Chheang, V. (2013) Tourism and Regional Integration in Southeast Asia. Tokyo: IDE-JETRO.

Chheang, V. (2011)The Political Economy of Heritage Tourism in Cambodia.Saarbrücken, Germany: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing.

Journal Articles and Working Papers

Chheang, V. and Hamanaka, S. (2011)Impediments to Growth of the Garment and Food Industries in Cambodia: Exploring potential benefits of the ASEAN-China FTA”. ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 86, September 2011.

Chheang, V. (2010) “Environmental and Economic Cooperation in the Mekong Region”. Asia-Europe Journal, Vol. 8, Number 3, pp.359-368.

Chheang, V. (2010) “Tourism and local community development in Siem Reap”.Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies.  Vol. 27, pp.85-101.

Chheang, V. (Spring 2009) “State and tourism planning: A case study of Cambodia”. TOURISMOS Journal, Volume 4, Number 1.pp.63-82.

Leng, T. and Chheang, V. (2008) “Cambodia-Thailand dispute and its impacts on Southeast Asian community construction”.Cambodia Journal of International Affairs, Vol.1, No. 1, pp. 29-42.

Chheang, V. and Mala, S. (2008)“Japan and East Asian Regionalism”.Cambodia Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 1, No.1, pp.43-63.

Chheang, V. (2008)“The political economy of tourism in Cambodia”. The Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.282-297.

Chan, R. and Chheang, V. (2008) “Cultural challenges to the decentralization process in Cambodia”.The Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Volume 24, pp. 1-16.

Chheang, V. (2007) “Cambodia, from a Killing Field to a Court of Justice: Challenges Ahead”. The Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Volume 22, pp.115-130.

Book Chapters

Chheang, V. (2014) “Joint development in the South China Sea: divergent and convergent forces”, in Wu Shicun and Nong Hong (eds), Recent Developments in the South China Sea Dispute, The Prospect of a Joint Development Regime. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 172-180.

Chheang, V. (2013) “Towards the WTO’s Bali Ministerial Meeting: A View fro Phnom Penh”, in Fukunaga, Y., J. Riady, and P. Sauve (eds), The Road to Bali: ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration. ERIA Research Report 2012-2013, Jakarta: ERIA, UPH and WTI. pp.69-74.

Chheang, V. (2013)“Migrant workers in a people-centered ASEAN Community and ASEAN-Japan Cooperation”, in Rizal Sukma and YoshihideSoeya (eds.)Beyond 2015: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership for Democracy, Peace, and Prosperity in Southeast Asia. Tokyo: JCIE. pp. 281-295.

Chheang, V. (2012) “Cambodia: Between China and Japan” in Lam PengEr and Victor Teo (eds.). Southeast Asia between China and Japan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publshing. pp. 161-178.

Sok, S.; Chap, S.; &Chheang, V. (2011) “Investing in agriculture and rural infrastructure for a robust economic growth and accelerated poverty reduction in Cambodia: Challenges, prospects, and issues for regional cooperation”, in Ponciano S. Intal Jr.; SotheaOum; & Mercy J.O. Simorangkir (eds.) Agricultural Development,Trade and Regional Cooperation in Developing East Asia. Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).pp. 78-125.

Chheang V., Oum, S. and Leng, T. (2010), ‘Constraints on SMEs in Cambodia and their Participation in Production Networks’, in Vo,T. T., D. Narjoko and S. Oum (eds.) Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into the More Integrate East Asia. ERIA Research Project Report 2009-8, Jakarta: ERIA. pp.134-164.

Policy and Commentary Papers
Chheang, Vannarith (January 2014)Cambodia’s Profile in the UNPKO. Providing for Peace (http://www.providingforpeacekeeping.org/).
Chheang, Vannarith(October 2013)The 5th Cambodia Election: A Turning Point for Democratic Process. Kyoto: Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia.
Chheang, Vannarith (October 2013)Hun Sen stands firm on election results. East Asia Forum.
Chheang, Vannarith (July 2013)Towards General Election in Cambodia: Current Debates and Prospects. East Asia Forum.
Chheang, Vannarith (May 2013)China and Its Southeast Asian Neighbors Need More Strategic Capital.East Asia Forum.
Chheang, Vannarith (January 2013)ASEAN-India partnership. The Diplomatist.

Chheang, Vannarith (November 2012)US-Cambodia Relations: Human Rights is One Variable.Pacnet No.8, CSIS Pacific Forum, Hawaii.

Chheang, Vannarith (October 2012)Results, Expectations, and Challenges for Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship 2012.Asia Pacific Bulletin No. 183. Washington: East West Center.

Chheang, Vannarith (May 2012). Managing the South China Sea dispute: A view from Cambodia. Jeju Peace Institute, South Korea.

Chheang, Vannarith (April 2012)A Cambodian perspective on Mekong Water Resource Security. Stimson Center, Washington DC.

Chheang, Vannarith (February 2012) ASEAN and Dialogue Partners.CICP Policy Brief No. 8, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Chheang, Vannarith (November 2010) U.S.-Cambodia relations: A new momentum. Asia Pacific Bulletin. East West Center, Washington D.C.

Chheang, Vannarith (October 2010)ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus Eight: The “ASEAN Way”. Asia Pacific Bulletin No.75, East West Center, Washington D.C.

Chheang, Vannarith (August 2010)Mekong Basin Development: For whom it serves? CICP Commentary No. 12, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


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