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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.
January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives
January 16, 2019

January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives

By Kimkong Heng
Cambodian politicians should move beyond their arguments over history and find common ground to move Cambodia forward.

Hun Sen's Monument to Himself
December 31, 2018

Hun Sen's Monument to Himself

By Andrew Nachemson
The Cambodian prime minister inaugurated a monument celebrating his own achievements.

Cambodia’s Opposition Begins to Crack
December 12, 2018

Cambodia’s Opposition Begins to Crack

By Alex Willemyns
After 2018’s election, Cambodia’s once united opposition veers toward a split.

European Sanctions Are a Response to Cambodia’s Totalitarian Shift
December 06, 2018

European Sanctions Are a Response to Cambodia’s Totalitarian Shift

By Sam Rainsy
Europe must hold firm on plans to suspend Cambodia from the the EBA trade initiative.
Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Cambodia
November 07, 2018

Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Cambodia

By George Wright
Increasing Chinese political influence and presence in Cambodia has sparked anti-Chinese sentiment.

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