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Cambodia Sentences 31 Opposition Figures to Prison in Second Mass Trial
June 14, 2022

Cambodia Sentences 31 Opposition Figures to Prison in Second Mass Trial

By Sebastian Strangio
Outside the courtroom, police arrested the prominent Cambodian-American activist Theary Seng.

Cambodia Needs Democracy, Not Another Electoral Charade
June 01, 2022

Cambodia Needs Democracy, Not Another Electoral Charade

By Kasit Piromya
When Cambodians vote in commune elections this weekend, the world should not be fooled by the appearance of political pluralism.
Cambodia Weaponizes COVID-19 in its Struggle Against Striking Workers
March 29, 2022

Cambodia Weaponizes COVID-19 in its Struggle Against Striking Workers

By Josep Prat
For months, Cambodia’s PM has attempted to quash protests against the NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh. But his tactics are failing due to workers' opposition and international pressure.

Cambodia Convicts 20 Opposition Activists on Vague, Political Charges
March 18, 2022

Cambodia Convicts 20 Opposition Activists on Vague, Political Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The convictions come ahead of important commune council elections scheduled for June.

The Battle Between Democracy and Autocracy, From Russia to Cambodia
March 10, 2022

The Battle Between Democracy and Autocracy, From Russia to Cambodia

By Sam Rainsy
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a reminder that the pursuit of democracy and peace are intimately connected.

Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha
January 19, 2022

Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

By Sebastian Strangio
The resumption follows a nearly two-year break in proceedings, allegedly due to COVID-19.

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.

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