Sochea Chhay


About Sochea Chhay

Senior Student in International Relations at Pannasastra University of Cambodia

Anger Flare Up Among Indian Protesters Amid Border Clash With China

A surge of resentment crests across India as the nation grapples with the death of 20 soldiers following a high-altitude violent face-off along India’s disputed border area. The deadly incident has enraged many Indian protesters, calling for a boycott of Chinese products by shouting “Boycott China! Boycott China!” as a […]


Myanmar Submits First Report To ICJ Concerning Rohingya Genocide

Last Sunday, Myanmar submitted its first report to the International Court of Justice, elaborating on the measures it has taken to protect the Rohingya ethnic minority from genocide. The ICJ had issued a provisional order on Myanmar in January following a call to action made by The Gambia, urging Myanmar […]


OPEC’s Historical Deal To Bound Oil Prices Amid COVID-19

Last Sunday, OPEC and other oil-producing states concurred on a historical deal to reduce their output by 9.7 million barrels per day for May to June, representing 10% of global supply. This global agreement is believed to help bump up oil prices. According to U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, “this […]


Turkey And Russia Agree On Idlib Ceasefire Amid Intensifying Confrontation

On March 6th, Turkey and Russia concurred on a joint ceasefire agreement in Idlib, while clashes continued to intensify in the stronghold rebel-held region. Idlib has witnessed an escalation of bloodshed since last December, forcing millions of civilian to flee to the northern border of Turkey which resulted in the […]


Contentious Implications Of U.S.-Iran Tensions In The Middle East

The striking tension between the U.S. and Iran appears to have abated, with both rivals seemingly withdrawing from the brick of conflict and war, but friction still remains intense. Thus, the confrontation between the two states is far from over. According to U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, “Iran appears […]


Syrians Continue To Flee Idlib Amid Escalating Air Strikes

Thousands of Syrians have continued to flee Idlib to the Turkish border following deadly air-strikes and bombing in major rebel-held territory Syria’s by Russia-backed government forces. Based on Al Jazeera, at least 25,000 have displaced the region toward the Turkish border for escaping severely bombardment. The humanitarian conditions in the […]


Nation Strike Cranks Up Across France Following Proposed Changes To Pension System

Last Thursday, a surge of discontent burst into the biggest nationwide strike in France over President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. This reform was perceived to be detrimental to workers, as they would now work longer only to retire with a pension shortfall. According to Al Jazeera, “Protesters are mainly worried […]


An Intense Controversy Over U.S Policy Reversal Towards Israeli Settlement

The U.S. recently reversed its policy on Israeli settlement in the West Bank, stirring up an intense controversy over peace on Israeli-Palestinian territory. According to BBC news, last Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that, “the United States has concluded that the establishment of Israeli civilian settlement in […]


Mass Anti-Government Protests In Iraq Continue To Flare Up

On last Sunday night, a surge of resentment among anti-government protesters led to an attack on the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala as they perceived Iran to have interfered in Iraq’s domestic affairs. Demonstrators set up barriers surrounding the consulate wall and spray-painted “Karbala is free, Iran […]