Regional Conflict Management: Challenges of the Border Disputes of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

  • Ramses Amer Department of Oriental Languages, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Nguyen Hong Thao Faculty of Law, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Keywords: Border Disputes, Regional Confl ict Management, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Abstract

This study analyzes the border disputes of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, respectively. Both settled and unsettled disputes are encompassed. The study outlines the settlements reached and the remaining unsettled disputes. Furthermore, the broader trends in managing the border disputes are analyzed and remaining challenges, both in implementing agreements and in managing the unsettled disputes, are addressed. So are the implications for regional conflict management. The study displays that both Laos and Vietnam have made considerable progress in both managing and settling their existing border disputes, whereas Cambodia has thus far been less successful.

Published
2009-12-31
How to Cite
Amer, R. and Thao, N. H. (2009) “Regional Conflict Management: Challenges of the Border Disputes of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam”, Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 2(2), pp. 53-80. doi: 10.14764/10.ASEAS-2.2-4.
Section
Current Research on Southeast Asia