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What’s Next for Kem Sokha’s Trial in Cambodia?
December 07, 2019

What’s Next for Kem Sokha’s Trial in Cambodia?

By David Hutt
Recent developments have highlighted the event and the implications it could have for Cambodia's domestic and foreign affairs.

What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?
November 14, 2019

What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?

By David Hutt
After a big week for the country’s opposition, a look at what may lie ahead for it as well as Cambodian politics more generally.
Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia
November 13, 2019

Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
The opposition leader’s thwarted bid to return to the country is not without its costs, irrespective of whatever benefits it may generate.

Sam Rainsy Return Hype Ripples Across ASEAN
November 07, 2019

Sam Rainsy Return Hype Ripples Across ASEAN

By Luke Hunt
Even though the opposition leader’s return to Cambodia itself may be unlikely, his loudly trumpeted voyage has sparked headlines across the region.

Cambodia Opposition Return Hits New Thailand Roadblock
November 06, 2019

Cambodia Opposition Return Hits New Thailand Roadblock

By Associated Press
Plans by self-exiled leaders took a hit this week with an announcement by Thailand’s premier.

Will Sam Rainsy’s Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?
September 11, 2019

Will Sam Rainsy’s Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?

By David Hutt
Despite the opposition figure’s optimistic assessment, the outlook following his possible return to Cambodia remains unclear.

What’s Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia’s Opposition?
September 04, 2019

What’s Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia’s Opposition?

By David Hutt
The anniversary of the Cambodian opposition leader’s detention this week raises questions about his future.
Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?
July 04, 2019

Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?

By Andrew Nachemson
The coup of July 1997 cemented Hun Sen’s grip over the country, and it’s never wavered since.

Does Cambodia’s Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?
July 03, 2019

Does Cambodia’s Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?

By David Hutt
The comeback strategy in the works amounts to a bold leap into the unknown, and it is unclear if it will pay off.  

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy
March 27, 2019

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy

By Andrew Nachemson
22 years after surviving a grenade attack, the popular opposition leader faces new questions about his role in politics.

The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup
March 14, 2019

The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup

By David Hutt
Suggestions by Sam Rainsy of a palace coup grossly overestimate factionalism in the CPP and underestimate Hun Sen’s power.
Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia?
February 15, 2019

Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia?

By David Hutt
Sam Rainsy's promise return to Cambodia is a gamble with Hun Sen and foreign governments.

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