Mr. Ton Linasopharith is currently an intern at Mekong Centre for Strategic Studies, Asian Vision Institute (AVI). As of now, he is a junior student at Royal University of Law and Economics pursuing his bachelor degree in International Relations. He is a former intern at Department of Mekong Cooperation of the General Department of International Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. His research interests are on ASEAN’s foreign policy toward U.S-China competition, the Mekong region, influence in the Asia-Pacific, and the European Union.