Phnom Penh (FN), Jul. 22 – Prime minister Hun Sen, the longest serving prime minister of Cambodia and the region, is the key architect of Cambodia's foreign policy. His worldview has been solidly formed over decades of practical experiences. His accumulated knowledge of foreign affairs and diplomacy has been integrated into Cambodia's foreign policy vision and strategic approaches.

"He does not buy into a hegemonic order or a unipolar world order. He does not want to be trapped in between the two superpowers. The decline of the West and the rise of the East will inevitably lead to the establishment of a multiplex world in which small states can survive and thrive. The Cambodian leader believes that small states must be active in finding their space and standing in the international system."

Read full AVI Commentary: “Hun Sen and the Formulation of Cambodia’s Foreign Policy” below.