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Andrew Nachemson

Andrew Nachemson

Andrew Nachemson is a journalist covering politics, human rights, and foreign policy in Southeast Asia. 

Andrew Nachemson is a journalist covering politics, human rights, and foreign policy in Southeast Asia.

Posts by Andrew Nachemson
March 20, 2020

Remembering Cambodia’s 1970 Coup

By Andrew Nachemson
A look back at a significant development in the country with implications that continue to play out today.

March 10, 2020

The Truth About Myanmar’s Genocide Case Defense Lawyer

By Andrew Nachemson
The focus on William Schabas’ history and personal views detracts from the more substantive issues at play in allegations of genocide in Myanmar.
February 27, 2020

Thailand’s Future Forward Verdict Leaves Pro-Democracy Movement in Limbo

By Andrew Nachemson
Though the dissolution of a major political party may feel like a final act, it has in fact left the party and the wider pro-democracy movement in limbo in the country’s politics.

February 21, 2020

Myanmar’s Aggressive Nationalism in the Air Ahead of 2020 Elections

By Andrew Nachemson
Recent events have highlighted the more aggressive side of the country’s nationalist tendencies as it prepares to head to the polls later this year.

February 13, 2020

EU Partially Withdraws Cambodia Trade Deal Amid Rights Concerns  

By Andrew Nachemson
After months of speculation, the body has decided on a partial withdrawal of the Everything But Arms deal.

February 08, 2020

Cambodia and Thailand: A Story of Swapping Transitions, or Something Else?

By Andrew Nachemson
A closer look at the evolution of regime dynamics in the two countries in recent years.
January 31, 2020

How Constitutional Reform in Myanmar Matters for the Country’s Democracy

By Andrew Nachemson
While the process may not result in much substantive change, it nonetheless has tangible effects on ties between the NLD, the military, and ethnic parties.

January 23, 2020

Kem Sokha’s Trial: The Dynamics Beyond the Courtroom

By Andrew Nachemson
As developments in the trial continue, it is important to keep in mind that it will be largely shaped by events that occur outside the courtroom.

July 04, 2019

Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?

By Andrew Nachemson
The coup of July 1997 cemented Hun Sen’s grip over the country, and it’s never wavered since.

March 27, 2019

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy

By Andrew Nachemson
22 years after surviving a grenade attack, the popular opposition leader faces new questions about his role in politics.

December 31, 2018

Hun Sen’s Monument to Himself

By Andrew Nachemson
The Cambodian prime minister inaugurated a monument celebrating his own achievements.
May 22, 2018

What’s Missing From Cambodia’s Democracy?

By Andrew Nachemson
The problems are deeper than the lack of a viable opposition party.

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