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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.
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.

Cambodian Court Imprisons Prominent Union Leader for Border Comments
August 18, 2021

Cambodian Court Imprisons Prominent Union Leader for Border Comments

By Sebastian Strangio
The case highlights the extreme nationalist sensitivities that continue to surround the issue of Vietnamese influence in Cambodia.
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.

Cambodia Charges Eco-Activists With Conspiracy, Royal Defamation
June 23, 2021

Cambodia Charges Eco-Activists With Conspiracy, Royal Defamation

By Sebastian Strangio
The three activists are the latest victims of the government's war against the advocacy group Mother Nature Cambodia.

A Year on, No Word on Fate of Abducted Thai Dissident
June 04, 2021

A Year on, No Word on Fate of Abducted Thai Dissident

By Sebastian Strangio
The rights group Amnesty International calls the Cambodian government's investigation “negligent.”

US Engagement with Cambodia Needs to Move Beyond the ‘China Factor’
June 04, 2021

US Engagement with Cambodia Needs to Move Beyond the ‘China Factor’

By Sao Phal Niseiy
Despite its concerns about China's increasing influence, the U.S. needs to engage with Cambodia more, not less.
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.

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