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In Southeast Asia, the Authorities Are the Biggest Gun Dealers in Town

In Southeast Asia, the Authorities Are the Biggest Gun Dealers in Town

By Lindsey Kennedy and Nathan Paul Southern
The region is home to a thriving and massively profitable black market trade in small arms, many of them sourced from official military stockpiles.

Five Decades On, Cambodia Is Taking Ownership of Its Troubled Past

Five Decades On, Cambodia Is Taking Ownership of Its Troubled Past

By Peter Maguire
In the mid-1970s, Pol Pot's black-clad armies turned the country into a byword for man-made horror. Now the country is moving on – in its own fashion.
After Pentagon Chief’s Visit, Is There Hope for A Recovery in Cambodia-US Ties?

After Pentagon Chief’s Visit, Is There Hope for A Recovery in Cambodia-US Ties?

By Kim Sun and Chhengpor Aun
Prime Minister Hun Manet's accession last year has opened a window of opportunity for Phnom Penh and Washington.

Was the CIA Director Recently in Phnom Penh?

Was the CIA Director Recently in Phnom Penh?

By David Hutt
Whether or not William Burns visited Cambodia, as former PM Hun Sen seemed to claim, U.S.-China competition has set off an intelligence race in Southeast Asia.

How the ‘Politics of Gratitude’ Inflames Cambodia-Vietnam Relations

How the ‘Politics of Gratitude’ Inflames Cambodia-Vietnam Relations

By Huynh Tam Sang and Mai Vu Thao My
Some Vietnamese nationalists view Phnom Penh's decision to press ahead with a controversial canal project as a sign of ingratitude.

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US Defense Secretary Austin Visits Cambodia for Talks With New Leadership

US Defense Secretary Austin Visits Cambodia for Talks With New Leadership

By Sebastian Strangio
The secretary of defense said that he had "substantive conversations" with Prime Minister Hun Manet and other Cambodian officials.

Cambodia to Break Ground on Contentious Canal Project in August

Cambodia to Break Ground on Contentious Canal Project in August

By Sebastian Strangio
In a speech yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Manet said that his government would not afford to "wait for anybody," and would fund the $1.7 billion project itself.
US Defense Secretary Austin to Visit Cambodia Next Week

US Defense Secretary Austin to Visit Cambodia Next Week

By Sebastian Strangio
Lloyd Austin's visit is a sign that Washington is seeking to re-engage the new look leadership in Phnom Penh, in a bid to draw the country out of China's orbit.

The Funan Techo Canal Won’t Have A Military Purpose

The Funan Techo Canal Won’t Have A Military Purpose

By David Hutt
Arguments that Cambodia's China-backed canal project will pose a security threat to Vietnam are wildly overblown.

China and Cambodia to Begin Annual Military Exercise to Strengthen Cooperation, Fight Terrorism

China and Cambodia to Begin Annual Military Exercise to Strengthen Cooperation, Fight Terrorism

By Sopheng Cheang
A total of 1,315 military personnel from Cambodia and 760 from China will participate in the 15-day Golden Dragon exercise.

China, Cambodia to Kick Off Extensive Military Exercises Next Week

China, Cambodia to Kick Off Extensive Military Exercises Next Week

By Sebastian Strangio
The Golden Dragon exercise, which has been held regularly since 2016, encapsulates the increasingly intimate defense ties between Beijing and Phnom Penh.
Vietnam’s Security Concerns About the Funan Techo Canal Project Are Misplaced

Vietnam’s Security Concerns About the Funan Techo Canal Project Are Misplaced

By Sokvy Rim
There are a number of potential concerns with the Cambodian government's plans for an inland waterway, but security isn't one of them.

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