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How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia
April 01, 2022

How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia

By Sam Rainsy
Since the banning of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in 2017, an old party has kept its flame burning.

Political Party Registrations Close Ahead of Cambodian Commune Election
March 10, 2022

Political Party Registrations Close Ahead of Cambodian Commune Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Seventeen parties have registered to compete for 11,622 commune council positions – but only one of them stands any chance.
Cambodia Puts Controversial National Internet Gateway Plan on Hold
February 16, 2022

Cambodia Puts Controversial National Internet Gateway Plan on Hold

By Sebastian Strangio
Under proposed rules, Cambodian ISPs would be required to route all of their internet traffic through a single, government-controlled chokepoint.

Why the Paris Peace Agreements Deserve a Place in Cambodia’s National Calendar
January 31, 2022

Why the Paris Peace Agreements Deserve a Place in Cambodia’s National Calendar

By Courtney Weatherby and William M. Wise
The landmark accords played an important role in enabling an end to decades of conflict.

Cambodia’s Political Succession Could Get Messy
December 03, 2021

Cambodia’s Political Succession Could Get Messy

By David Hutt
Hun Sen made it official: he is positioning his eldest son as his successor. Is the CPP ready for a generational change?

Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him
December 03, 2021

Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's announcement offered the strongest signal of support for his 44-year-old son.

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.
For Free and Fair Elections, Cambodia Must Let Opposition Leaders Return
November 05, 2021

For Free and Fair Elections, Cambodia Must Let Opposition Leaders Return

By Sam Rainsy
Leaders of the CNRP – including the author – must be allowed to return to Cambodia before the next elections.

Cambodia Tweaks Constitution to Block Dual Citizens From Top Posts
October 26, 2021

Cambodia Tweaks Constitution to Block Dual Citizens From Top Posts

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came barely three weeks after an erroneous newspaper report that Prime Minister Hun Sen had purchased Cypriot citizenship.

Cambodia Considers Dual Citizenship Ban for High Office Holders
October 07, 2021

Cambodia Considers Dual Citizenship Ban for High Office Holders

By Sebastian Strangio
The knee-jerk move followed a newspaper report – later corrected – that Prime Minister Hun Sen had acquired Cypriot citizenship.

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.
Cambodia Hires Beltway Lobby Group to Boost Ailing International Reputation
September 27, 2021

Cambodia Hires Beltway Lobby Group to Boost Ailing International Reputation

By Sebastian Strangio
The hire is a clear recognition by Cambodia's government that it needs to repair its ties to the U.S. But will it work?

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