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Cambodia Needs to Move Past the Narrative of ‘National Salvation’
September 28, 2022

Cambodia Needs to Move Past the Narrative of ‘National Salvation’

By David Hutt
For decades, politicians on all sides of the political spectrum have framed the country's choice as one between salvation and extinction.

Will Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Resign Next Year?
September 16, 2022

Will Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Resign Next Year?

By David Hutt
There are numerous signs that the long-planned transition of power from the prime minister to his son may happen sooner rather than later.
Cambodia Opens Third Mass Trial of Opposition Activists
September 16, 2022

Cambodia Opens Third Mass Trial of Opposition Activists

By Sebastian Strangio
The 37 defendants are accused of "incitement to treason" over an opposition politician's failed attempt to return to Cambodia from exile in early 2021.

Defamation Trial of Cambodian Opposition Leader Opens in Paris
September 02, 2022

Defamation Trial of Cambodian Opposition Leader Opens in Paris

By David Whitehouse
Sam Rainsy has finally received his day in court – but in Paris rather than in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia Readies Third Mass Trial of Opposition Officials
August 24, 2022

Cambodia Readies Third Mass Trial of Opposition Officials

By Sebastian Strangio
As the country heads toward national elections next year, the government is seeking to neutralize the influence of opposition leaders living in exile abroad.

Why Cambodia’s Opposition Parties Must Unite
August 22, 2022

Why Cambodia’s Opposition Parties Must Unite

By David Hutt
Unity offers the only hope for defeating Prime Minister Hun Sen – but cynicism and egotism stand in the way.

Cambodia Should Drop the Charges Against Sam Rainsy – Or Give Him His Day in Court
July 21, 2022

Cambodia Should Drop the Charges Against Sam Rainsy – Or Give Him His Day in Court

By David Whitehouse
For nearly seven years, Prime Minister Hun Sen has used every legal trick at his disposal to exclude his main rival from the country's political life.
Hun Sen Plods Along With Cambodia’s Leadership Succession
July 12, 2022

Hun Sen Plods Along With Cambodia’s Leadership Succession

By David Hutt
It is unclear when Hun Sen will give up the prime ministership, but the country's long-planned transition is in many ways already in progress.

Cambodia Confirms CPP’s Landslide Victory in Commune Election
June 27, 2022

Cambodia Confirms CPP’s Landslide Victory in Commune Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's party won nearly three-quarters of the vote in an election marred by claims of vote-buying and intimidation.

Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha’s Divorce of Necessity in Cambodia
June 20, 2022

Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha’s Divorce of Necessity in Cambodia

By David Hutt
The split between the country's two most prominent opposition leaders has been five years in the making.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Sues Opposition Politician Over Election Criticism
June 16, 2022

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Sues Opposition Politician Over Election Criticism

By Sebastian Strangio
Son Chhay, the vice president of the Candlelight Party, has been accused of "seriously damaging" the reputation of the ruling Cambodian People's Party.
Cambodia’s Local Elections Have Ended Hun Sen’s One-Party System
June 15, 2022

Cambodia’s Local Elections Have Ended Hun Sen’s One-Party System

By Sam Rainsy
Despite another victory for the ruling Cambodian People's Party, an old opposition party has pried back open the political space.

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