June 10, 2022
Cambodia Has Little to Gain From Hosting a Chinese Military Presence
By Sokvy Rim
Allowing China exclusive access to the Ream Naval Base, or any other facility, would seem to contradict the broader direction of the country's foreign policy.
November 19, 2021
Will Domestic Politics Upend Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship?
By David Hutt
The deteriorating rights situation in Cambodia will be a major distraction from ASEAN’s agenda.
July 08, 2020
Who’s Helping Cambodia Weather COVID-19?
By Kimkong Heng and Len Ang
In explaining Cambodia’s relative COVID-19 success, it is vital to acknowledge the foreign aid and local donations that have poured in.
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?
December 24, 2019
Why Is a Washington State Senator Lobbying for Cambodia?
By Cristina Maza
Ericksen argues that the United States should forge closer ties with Cambodia. Critics cringe at a legislator lobbying for a foreign government.
December 04, 2019
Cambodia’s Disastrous Dependence on China: A History Lesson
By Chansambath Bong
Overdependence on China undermines Cambodia’s national security. We know because it’s happened before.
February 08, 2019
Is Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Heading in the Right Direction?
By Kimkong Heng
Cambodia needs to recalibrate its relationships with the US and EU, or risk becoming overly reliant on China.
June 15, 2018
Sanctions Implicate Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Chief in Grenade Attack
By George Wright
Sanctions announced this week reference a 1997 grenade attack but illustrate souring modern relations between the US and Cambodia.
March 12, 2018
Cambodian Views on the U.S., China and Japan
By Shin Kawashima
Time for the U.S. to rethink its approach?
March 09, 2018
Loving Vietnam, Criticizing Cambodia: Trump’s Double Standard in Southeast Asia.
By Du Nhat Dang
U.S. President Donald Trump has a double standard for human rights in Vietnam. And it makes strategic sense.
December 22, 2017
Cambodia Breaks With the West
By Markus Karbaum
Cambodia’s drastic renunciation of democracy in 2017 was accompanied by deteriorating relations with the US and EU.
November 27, 2017
Cambodian Treason Case Highlights Cold War Rivalries
By Ben Paviour
The case against Kem Sokha and the CNRP hearkens back to rivalries forged during Cold War proxy warfare.