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Cambodian Prince Readies Return to Political Life
January 26, 2021

Cambodian Prince Readies Return to Political Life

By Sebastian Strangio
Prince Norodom Ranariddh’s comeback is unlikely to amount to much in electoral terms – but is convenient for the ruling CPP.

Cambodian Exile Return Bid Crashes Into Visa Hurdle
January 18, 2021

Cambodian Exile Return Bid Crashes Into Visa Hurdle

By Sebastian Strangio
The attempt nonetheless succeeded in drawing international attention to the repression inside the country.
Cambodian Opposition Return Plan Hits Visa Snag
January 11, 2021

Cambodian Opposition Return Plan Hits Visa Snag

By Sebastian Strangio
The Cambodian government says it will not grant travel documents to exiles hoping to return to stand trial.

Can We Trust the Cambodia Microfinance Association?
January 08, 2021

Can We Trust the Cambodia Microfinance Association?

By David Hutt
The CMA is an awkward amalgam of industry lobby group and regulatory watchdog.

A Letter from a Cambodian Woman in Exile
January 07, 2021

A Letter from a Cambodian Woman in Exile

By Mu Sochua
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s onslaught against the Cambodian opposition has not ceased.

Cambodia Announces Game-Changing Crude Oil Extraction
January 04, 2021

Cambodia Announces Game-Changing Crude Oil Extraction

By Sebastian Strangio
Oil revenues will likely further entrench the power of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People's Party.

Two Rappers Convicted of ‘Incitement’ in Cambodia
December 23, 2020

Two Rappers Convicted of ‘Incitement’ in Cambodia

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's long crackdown continues.
The Flashpoints of Hun Sen’s Cambodia
December 23, 2020

The Flashpoints of Hun Sen’s Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Ou Virak about human rights, China's rise, and the plight of the Mekong River.

Is Cambodia Really Turning Its Back on Chinese Vaccines?
December 22, 2020

Is Cambodia Really Turning Its Back on Chinese Vaccines?

By Sebastian Strangio
Phnom Penh is likely to accept reliable, proven vaccines from whoever is offering them, including Beijing.

Cambodia Reduces its Dependency on the US Dollar
December 15, 2020

Cambodia Reduces its Dependency on the US Dollar

By Luke Hunt
Infusions of riel banknotes and the introduction of digital currencies are helping extend the central bank’s control.

Cambodia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Boondoggle
December 14, 2020

Cambodia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Boondoggle

By David Hutt
The tycoon-funded vaccine drive demonstrates the durability of the patronage state that Hun Sen has built since the 1980s. It also reveals its weaknesses.
Why Sweden Chose to Shut Its Embassy in Cambodia
December 09, 2020

Why Sweden Chose to Shut Its Embassy in Cambodia

By Bunna Vann
The decision cannot be separated from the country's sharp authoritarian turn since 2017.

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