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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.

Can Cambodia’s Opposition Survive?
January 01, 2020

Can Cambodia’s Opposition Survive?

By Andrew Nachemson
Tales of the CNRP’s demise have so far been greatly exaggerated, but the clock is ticking.

Why Is a Washington State Senator Lobbying for Cambodia?
December 24, 2019

Why Is a Washington State Senator Lobbying for Cambodia?

By Cristina Maza
Ericksen argues that the United States should forge closer ties with Cambodia. Critics cringe at a legislator lobbying for a foreign government.
Beyond the Trump-Hun Sen Letters, Where Will a US-Cambodia Thaw End Up?
November 29, 2019

Beyond the Trump-Hun Sen Letters, Where Will a US-Cambodia Thaw End Up?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Amid the spotlight on the correspondence by the two leaders looms the bigger question of what a recalibrated relationship may look like and how it will evolve in the future.

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