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Will Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Resign Next Year?
September 16, 2022

Will Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Resign Next Year?

By David Hutt
There are numerous signs that the long-planned transition of power from the prime minister to his son may happen sooner rather than later.

Hun Sen Plods Along With Cambodia’s Leadership Succession
July 12, 2022

Hun Sen Plods Along With Cambodia’s Leadership Succession

By David Hutt
It is unclear when Hun Sen will give up the prime ministership, but the country's long-planned transition is in many ways already in progress.
Is Or Vandine Cambodia’s Future?
February 10, 2022

Is Or Vandine Cambodia’s Future?

By David Hutt
The U.S.-educated Health Ministry official has shot to prominence as the public face of Cambodia's COVID-19 response.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Moves Ahead on Shoring Up Son’s Leadership Prospects
January 04, 2022

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Moves Ahead on Shoring Up Son’s Leadership Prospects

By Luke Hunt
The leader tipped his grandson to serve as prime minister in the 2030s.

Cambodia’s Leadership Succession: One Small Step Further
December 09, 2021

Cambodia’s Leadership Succession: One Small Step Further

By Markus Karbaum
Prime Minister Hun Sen proposed his eldest son Hun Manet as his successor. But he did not name a date – and many further questions remain unanswered.

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 Vaccination Be Hun Sen’s Legacy?
June 28, 2021

Will Vaccination Be Hun Sen’s Legacy?

By David Hutt
Cambodia's successful COVID-19 vaccine rollout has given the country's leader a golden chance to bow out of politics. Will he take it?
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 Succession Plan Hinges on Party Princelings
September 04, 2020

Cambodia Succession Plan Hinges on Party Princelings

By David Hutt
A handover of power from long-serving Hun Sen to his eldest son will require a broader generational transition with the ruling CPP.

Why Cambodia Sanctions Will Fail
January 13, 2018

Why Cambodia Sanctions Will Fail

By Vannarith Chheang
A punitive approach will not stop the country’s democratic collapse.

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