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Who’s Helping Cambodia Weather COVID-19?
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.

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?
Why Is a Washington State Senator Lobbying for Cambodia?
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.

Cambodia’s Disastrous Dependence on China: A History Lesson
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.

Is Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Heading in the Right Direction?
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.

Sanctions Implicate Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Chief in Grenade Attack
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.

Cambodian Views on the U.S., China and Japan
March 12, 2018

Cambodian Views on the U.S., China and Japan

By Shin Kawashima
Time for the U.S. to rethink its approach?
Loving Vietnam, Criticizing Cambodia: Trump’s Double Standard in Southeast Asia.
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.

Cambodia Breaks With the West
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.

Cambodian Treason Case Highlights Cold War Rivalries
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.

US Must Put Human Rights First With Cambodia: Lawmaker
February 05, 2016

US Must Put Human Rights First With Cambodia: Lawmaker

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Washington asked to push human rights as it engages the Southeast Asian state.
Cambodia’s Hun Many Calls for Stronger US Ties
January 21, 2016

Cambodia’s Hun Many Calls for Stronger US Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The son of the country’s premier urges both sides to boost relations in spite of lingering differences.

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