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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?

Hun Sen’s Political Gamble: The Coronavirus Epidemic
February 20, 2020

Hun Sen’s Political Gamble: The Coronavirus Epidemic

By Sopagna Heng
Hun Sen is playing a high-stakes political game by downplaying fear of the coronavirus. Will his strategy pay off?

Why More Hun Sen Has Meant Less Progress for Cambodia
February 14, 2020

Why More Hun Sen Has Meant Less Progress for Cambodia

By David Hutt
While Cambodia is certainly better off than it was in the 1990s, progress has slowed as the premier’s rule has continued.

Cambodia and Thailand: A Story of Swapping Transitions, or Something Else?
February 08, 2020

Cambodia and Thailand: A Story of Swapping Transitions, or Something Else?

By Andrew Nachemson
A closer look at the evolution of regime dynamics in the two countries in recent years.

Sam Rainsy: Cambodia’s Ruling Party Is More Divided Than the Public Knows
February 06, 2020

Sam Rainsy: Cambodia’s Ruling Party Is More Divided Than the Public Knows

By Sam Rainsy
The opposition leader argues that Hun Sen is using Kem Sokha’s trial to bolster his authority within the ruling party.
Foreign Power Threat Looms Over Kem Sokha Trial in Cambodia
February 05, 2020

Foreign Power Threat Looms Over Kem Sokha Trial in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
The hearings have again spotlighted the ruling government’s obsession with threats from foreign powers and color revolutions.

Sam Rainsy Is Not a Coward
January 31, 2020

Sam Rainsy Is Not a Coward

By Mu Sochua
The attempt by Sam Rainsy to return to Cambodia on November 9, 2019, though unsuccessful, shows who is afraid.

The Truth About Hun Sen and the Media in Cambodia
January 30, 2020

The Truth About Hun Sen and the Media in Cambodia

By David Hutt
Hun Sen’s recent comments belie the true relationship that he wishes to cultivate with the media.

Kem Sokha’s Trial: The Dynamics Beyond the Courtroom
January 23, 2020

Kem Sokha’s Trial: The Dynamics Beyond the Courtroom

By Andrew Nachemson
As developments in the trial continue, it is important to keep in mind that it will be largely shaped by events that occur outside the courtroom.
Cambodia Opposition Leader Treason Trial Kicks Off
January 16, 2020

Cambodia Opposition Leader Treason Trial Kicks Off

By Associated Press
The trial regarding charges filed against Kem Sokha began Wednesday.

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