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Could an Unlikely Alliance Unseat Cambodia’s PM?
November 27, 2020

Could an Unlikely Alliance Unseat Cambodia’s PM?

By David Hutt
Rumors have long swirled of an alliance between opposition leader Sam Rainsy and Interior Minister Sar Kheng.

Cambodia Begins Mass Trial of Dissidents, Opposition Figures
November 26, 2020

Cambodia Begins Mass Trial of Dissidents, Opposition Figures

By Luke Hunt
The trials of the 129 defendants, many of them former members of a banned opposition party, could drag on for months.
Aun Pornmoniroth Emerges as Potential Future Cambodian Prime Minister
November 24, 2020

Aun Pornmoniroth Emerges as Potential Future Cambodian Prime Minister

By Luke Hunt
The Singapore model is still favored for a Cambodian political succession.

UN Official Denounces ‘Circular Pattern’ of Repression in Cambodia
November 18, 2020

UN Official Denounces ‘Circular Pattern’ of Repression in Cambodia

By Sebastian Strangio
Like many past statements of concern, the U.N. comments are likely to fall on deaf ears in Phnom Penh.

29 Years on, Landmark Peace Accord Charts Deep Divides in Cambodia
October 23, 2020

29 Years on, Landmark Peace Accord Charts Deep Divides in Cambodia

By Sebastian Strangio
The legacy of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, which aimed to bring the country peace and democracy, remains deeply contested.

The Beginning of the End of Kem Sokha’s Ordeal in Cambodia?
October 23, 2020

The Beginning of the End of Kem Sokha’s Ordeal in Cambodia?

By David Hutt
In recent weeks, Prime Minister Hun Sen has softened his stance toward his main political rival. As usual, there is more than meets the eye.

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.

Cambodia Succession Plan Hinges on Party Princelings
September 04, 2020

Cambodia Succession Plan Hinges on Party Princelings

By David Hutt
A handover of power from long-serving Hun Sen to his eldest son will require a broader generational transition with the ruling CPP.

Hun Manet Still a Long Way From Cambodia’s Top Job
July 08, 2020

Hun Manet Still a Long Way From Cambodia’s Top Job

By Luke Hunt
Hun Sen’s number one son has the resume but needs broad support.

Do EU Sanctions on Cambodia Still Matter?
July 03, 2020

Do EU Sanctions on Cambodia Still Matter?

By David Hutt
The sanctions are too little, too late to have the desired impact -- especially amid a pandemic.
When Hun Sen Met Kem Sokha
May 13, 2020

When Hun Sen Met Kem Sokha

By David Hutt
The meeting between Hun Sen and the opposition-leader-turned-treason-suspect is a political signal -- but of what?

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