Sochea Chhay


About Sochea Chhay

Senior Student in International Relations at Pannasastra University of Cambodia

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 […]


Iran Defies Nuclear Deal To Enrich Uranium

Recently, Iran declared its intention to enrich uranium in response to the re-imposing of US sanctions aimed at crippling Iran’s oil trade. According to Al Jazeera, Iran President Hassan Rouhani said Iran began to step back their nuclear commitment following a year of US withdrawal to give time for other […]


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 […]