What Lies Ahead for Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Trilateral Security Cooperation?

Last month, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam carried out the first-ever iteration of a joint rescue drill between them, an exercise that was years in the works. Though the interaction was just one of many developments within the ties between these three mainland Southeast Asian countries, it nonetheless spotlighted ongoing efforts by the three countries to boost trilateral defense cooperation between them, in spite of lingering bilateral challenges and an increasingly complex and contested regional and global environment.

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Prashanth Parameswaran