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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.

Cambodian PM Orders Authorities to Hunt Down Exiled ‘Extremist’ Poet
October 15, 2021

Cambodian PM Orders Authorities to Hunt Down Exiled ‘Extremist’ Poet

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is the latest in a string of almost comically excessive attempts to stamp out any and all sources of political opposition.
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.

In Rare Three-Party Conclave, Vietnam Pushes Back Against Growing Chinese Influence
September 28, 2021

In Rare Three-Party Conclave, Vietnam Pushes Back Against Growing Chinese Influence

By Sebastian Strangio
Hanoi is becoming increasingly unnerved by the growing Chinese influence over its longstanding clients, Cambodia and Laos.

The Election Bells are Again Ringing Early in Cambodia
September 22, 2021

The Election Bells are Again Ringing Early in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Charges against a political analyst were dropped on the urging of a Zoom-bombing prime minister.

Chinese FM Winds Up Southeast Asia Trip With Stops in Cambodia, Singapore
September 15, 2021

Chinese FM Winds Up Southeast Asia Trip With Stops in Cambodia, Singapore

By Sebastian Strangio
The trip followed a number of regional tours by high-ranking U.S. officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris.
Cambodian Court Imprisons Prominent Union Leader for Border Comments
August 18, 2021

Cambodian Court Imprisons Prominent Union Leader for Border Comments

By Sebastian Strangio
The case highlights the extreme nationalist sensitivities that continue to surround the issue of Vietnamese influence in Cambodia.

Cambodian Leader Acknowledges Oil Production ‘Failure’
August 03, 2021

Cambodian Leader Acknowledges Oil Production ‘Failure’

By Sebastian Strangio
The government's Singaporean partner filed for liquidation in June, six months after offshore production started.

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?

Is Cambodia’s Exclusive Dependence on China Inevitable?
May 27, 2021

Is Cambodia’s Exclusive Dependence on China Inevitable?

By Sam Rainsy
The most practical course for a small country is to cultivate as many friends and partners as possible.
Key Cambodian Opposition Figure Defects From Banned CNRP
May 21, 2021

Key Cambodian Opposition Figure Defects From Banned CNRP

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's strategy for fracturing the opposition is slowly bearing fruit.

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