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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.

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.

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