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Cambodia Opposition Fractures as Bickering Breaks Into the Open
November 30, 2021

Cambodia Opposition Fractures as Bickering Breaks Into the Open

By Sebastian Strangio
Kem Sokha has accused his longtime partner Sam Rainsy of using his name and image for personal political gain.

Will Domestic Politics Upend Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship?
November 19, 2021

Will Domestic Politics Upend Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship?

By David Hutt
The deteriorating rights situation in Cambodia will be a major distraction from ASEAN’s agenda.
As Chair of ASEAN, Hun Sen Warns of Crack Down on Protesters
November 08, 2021

As Chair of ASEAN, Hun Sen Warns of Crack Down on Protesters

By Luke Hunt
Cambodia faces a difficult year, but the prime minister says he “will do what it takes” to quell dissent.

For Free and Fair Elections, Cambodia Must Let Opposition Leaders Return
November 05, 2021

For Free and Fair Elections, Cambodia Must Let Opposition Leaders Return

By Sam Rainsy
Leaders of the CNRP – including the author – must be allowed to return to Cambodia before the next elections.

Cambodia Must Change Course on Democracy to Avoid Myanmar’s International Isolation
November 01, 2021

Cambodia Must Change Course on Democracy to Avoid Myanmar’s International Isolation

By Kasit Piromya
ASEAN is testing the limits of its non-interference policy even as Cambodia takes up the ASEAN chair position.

Peace vs. Democracy in Cambodia
October 01, 2021

Peace vs. Democracy in Cambodia

By Andrew Nachemson
The 1991 Paris Peace Accords had two primary goals: ending civil war and setting up democracy. One of those goals was achieved; the other has never looked less likely.

US House of Representatives Passes Cambodia Sanctions Bill
September 30, 2021

US House of Representatives Passes Cambodia Sanctions Bill

By Sebastian Strangio
Fresh sanctions could entrench the Cambodian government’s determination to free itself from outside 'interference.'
The Election Bells are Again Ringing Early in Cambodia
September 22, 2021

The Election Bells are Again Ringing Early in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Charges against a political analyst were dropped on the urging of a Zoom-bombing prime minister.

Key Questions Remain Unanswered in Killing of Cambodian Activist
July 12, 2021

Key Questions Remain Unanswered in Killing of Cambodian Activist

By Sebastian Strangio
The 2016 killing of Dr. Kem Ley marked the beginning of a severe tightening of the political space.

How the US Can Help Cambodians Restore Their Country’s Democracy
June 02, 2021

How the US Can Help Cambodians Restore Their Country’s Democracy

By Mu Sochua
The U.S. should propose a post-pandemic development program based on human rights, democratic principles, and the rule of law.

Is Cambodia’s Exclusive Dependence on China Inevitable?
May 27, 2021

Is Cambodia’s Exclusive Dependence on China Inevitable?

By Sam Rainsy
The most practical course for a small country is to cultivate as many friends and partners as possible.
European Parliament Turns up the Heat on Cambodia’s Hun Sen
March 16, 2021

European Parliament Turns up the Heat on Cambodia’s Hun Sen

By Sebastian Strangio
The strongly-worded resolution is unlikely to induce any change of heart on the part of Cambodia's corrupt and self-focused elites.

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