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Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Problem
October 21, 2020

Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Problem

By Drake Long
China gaining access to an airfield in Cambodia, or anywhere else in mainland Southeast Asia, would redraw the strategic landscape of the region.

Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously
October 21, 2020

Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously

By Luke Hunt
Floods follow drought as dams, climate change and illegal fishing take their toll on Southeast Asia's mighty river.
What Did the Chinese FM’s Tour of Southeast Asia Achieve?
October 16, 2020

What Did the Chinese FM’s Tour of Southeast Asia Achieve?

By Sebastian Strangio
Wang Yi riffed on a number of familiar tunes, from China's role in post-COVID-19 recovery to the shibboleth of “non-interference.”

Can Cambodia’s Looming Microfinance Disaster be Averted?
October 09, 2020

Can Cambodia’s Looming Microfinance Disaster be Averted?

By David Hutt
A solution to Cambodia's spiraling debt crisis is urgently required, but risks uncovering deeper economic problems.

Cambodia Says Naval Base Open For All, Not Just China
October 08, 2020

Cambodia Says Naval Base Open For All, Not Just China

By Luke Hunt
A coastline fit for diplomatic power plays sets off alarms in the United States.

China’s Military Ambitions in Southeast Asia: Much Bigger than Cambodian Bases
October 08, 2020

China’s Military Ambitions in Southeast Asia: Much Bigger than Cambodian Bases

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An excessive focus on rhetorical ‘base wars’ can distract attention from the broader military inroads Beijing is making in the region.

Cambodia Passes Law to Regulate Exploding Gambling Sector
October 07, 2020

Cambodia Passes Law to Regulate Exploding Gambling Sector

By Sebastian Strangio
The legislation seeks to rein in a sector that has brought violent crime, drug trafficking and anti-Chinese sentiment in its wake.
Opposition Leaders Testing Cambodia’s Chilly Political Waters
September 30, 2020

Opposition Leaders Testing Cambodia’s Chilly Political Waters

By Luke Hunt
The maneuvering of Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy once again spells trouble for their supporters inside Cambodia.

US Ambassador, Cambodian Defense Minister Meet Following China Sanctions
September 25, 2020

US Ambassador, Cambodian Defense Minister Meet Following China Sanctions

By Sebastian Strangio
General Tea Banh downplayed reports that Cambodia is planning to permit a Chinese military presence on its south coast.

With New Arrest, Cambodia’s Permanent Crackdown Intensifies
September 22, 2020

With New Arrest, Cambodia’s Permanent Crackdown Intensifies

By Sebastian Strangio
Amid the economic fallout from COVID-19, Hun Sen's government has succeeded in keeping a lid on rising public discontent—but for how much longer?

Cambodia’s Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters
September 21, 2020

Cambodia’s Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with economist Ron Bevacqua about the crisis facing Cambodia's microfinance sector.
Parsing Washington’s Latest Cambodia Sanctions
September 17, 2020

Parsing Washington’s Latest Cambodia Sanctions

By David Hutt
Treasury's listing of the Chinese-owned Union Development Group has reignited rumors that Beijing is eyeing a military presence on Cambodia's coast.

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