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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.

Comrade Duch, Chief Khmer Rouge Executioner, Dies at 77
September 02, 2020

Comrade Duch, Chief Khmer Rouge Executioner, Dies at 77

By Sebastian Strangio
His trial and conviction demonstrated both the potential, and limits, of international justice.
The World According to Cambodia’s CPP
July 17, 2020

The World According to Cambodia’s CPP

By Sebastian Strangio
If the West truly wants to change Hun Sen’s behavior, it needs to understand how he sees the world.

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?

Southeast Asia’s Princelings
April 29, 2020

Southeast Asia’s Princelings

By David Hutt
From Indonesia to Cambodia and beyond, the children of politicians are keeping the family business going – for better or for worse.
Rising Coronavirus Fears in Cambodia as Hun Sen Nixes New Year Festivities
April 09, 2020

Rising Coronavirus Fears in Cambodia as Hun Sen Nixes New Year Festivities

By Luke Hunt
The premier has canceled next week’s Khmer New Year celebrations amid worries about the virus.

Will the COVID-19 Crisis Spell the End of Cambodia’s Hun Sen?
April 02, 2020

Will the COVID-19 Crisis Spell the End of Cambodia’s Hun Sen?

By David Hutt
COVID-19 may not topple Cambodia’s Hun Sen, but its shockwaves could spark the beginning of the end of his rule.

Remembering Cambodia’s 1970 Coup
March 20, 2020

Remembering Cambodia’s 1970 Coup

By Andrew Nachemson
A look back at a significant development in the country with implications that continue to play out today.

How Strong are Southeast Asia’s ‘Strongmen’?
March 11, 2020

How Strong are Southeast Asia’s ‘Strongmen’?

By David Hutt
A closer look at a new book on dictators and the applicability of its insights in Southeast Asia.
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?

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