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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?

Virus Fears Rise After Cambodia Cruise Ship Acceptance
February 18, 2020

Virus Fears Rise After Cambodia Cruise Ship Acceptance

By Associated Press
The feel-good story took an unfortunate turn after a passenger later tested positive for the virus.

Cruise Ship Coronavirus Ordeal Ends with Cambodia Welcome
February 14, 2020

Cruise Ship Coronavirus Ordeal Ends with Cambodia Welcome

By Associated Press
Stranded passengers disembarked and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation's authoritarian leader who handed them flowers.

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.
China and Cambodia: Love in the Time of Coronavirus
February 06, 2020

China and Cambodia: Love in the Time of Coronavirus

By Shannon Tiezzi
Hun Sen's “special visit” to China was a high-profile show of support for Beijing's handling of the outbreak.

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.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Blasts Online Virus Misinformation
January 31, 2020

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Blasts Online Virus Misinformation

By Associated Press
The country's leader urged people to remain calm about the new virus from China while threatening to kick out those seen wearing a face mask.

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.

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