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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.

Cambodia Sets Up Working Group to Scrutinize Granting of Honorific Title
May 24, 2021

Cambodia Sets Up Working Group to Scrutinize Granting of Honorific Title

By Sebastian Strangio
The 'oknha' title encapsulates the tight political pact between the ruling CPP and the Cambodian business community.
Key Cambodian Opposition Figure Defects From Banned CNRP
May 21, 2021

Key Cambodian Opposition Figure Defects From Banned CNRP

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's strategy for fracturing the opposition is slowly bearing fruit.

A Beauty Pageant Stirs Southeast Asia’s Political Pot
March 24, 2021

A Beauty Pageant Stirs Southeast Asia’s Political Pot

By Luke Hunt
Miss Grand Cambodia has been rebuked for her "no politics" approach – and for eating while talking.

Cambodia’s Surviving Opposition Politicians Regroup Ahead of Elections
February 19, 2021

Cambodia’s Surviving Opposition Politicians Regroup Ahead of Elections

By Luke Hunt
Former Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh is back in the political arena, but his chance of success is small.

Cambodian Prince Readies Return to Political Life
January 26, 2021

Cambodian Prince Readies Return to Political Life

By Sebastian Strangio
Prince Norodom Ranariddh’s comeback is unlikely to amount to much in electoral terms – but is convenient for the ruling CPP.

Cambodian Opposition Return Plan Hits Visa Snag
January 11, 2021

Cambodian Opposition Return Plan Hits Visa Snag

By Sebastian Strangio
The Cambodian government says it will not grant travel documents to exiles hoping to return to stand trial.
The Flashpoints of Hun Sen’s Cambodia
December 23, 2020

The Flashpoints of Hun Sen’s Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Ou Virak about human rights, China's rise, and the plight of the Mekong River.

Why Sweden Chose to Shut Its Embassy in Cambodia
December 09, 2020

Why Sweden Chose to Shut Its Embassy in Cambodia

By Bunna Vann
The decision cannot be separated from the country's sharp authoritarian turn since 2017.

What Explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 Charm Offensive?
December 03, 2020

What Explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 Charm Offensive?

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the nation has donated masks and personal protective equipment to several other Southeast Asian nations.

Cambodian Opposition Figures Once Again Promise to Return
December 02, 2020

Cambodian Opposition Figures Once Again Promise to Return

By Sebastian Strangio
Leaders of Cambodia's disbanded opposition party hope to call international attention to the country's political situation.
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.

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