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Rocky road ahead for Hun Sen’s succession plan

The path is far from clear for Hun Manet to follow his father and become Phnom Penh’s next prime minister.

ASEAN splits as China ally Cambodia takes the chair

Phnom Penh is expected to de-emphasize South China Sea disputes and engage Myanmar’s junta as per Beijing’s wishes.

US military sanctions on Cambodia all about China

Restrictions on importing US-made technology and hardware that can have military capabilities have Beijing in mind.

US arms embargo symbolic shot across Cambodia’s bow

US hasn’t sent munitions to Cambodia since 1973 but removal of GSP trade privileges would torpedo its export-led economy

Biden’s failed Cambodia policy a ghost from the past

With new sanctions, America’s up-and-down relationship with Cambodia has taken another backward step.

Cambodia’s opposition split descends to bickering

The divide between leading opposition figures Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha grows wider as the war of words heats up.

Europe should denounce Cambodia’s rights abuses at ASEM Summit

The Hun Sen regime is determined to do everything necessary to dismantle the political opposition ahead of scheduled elections.

China looms large over Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship

As Phnom Penh takes over regional bloc's rotating leadership speculation is rife it will act to favor Beijing's interests.

US turns new screws on Cambodia’s Hun Sen

Washington imposes new sanctions, threatens to lift GSP privileges and warns US companies against doing business in the kingdom.

Vietnam bids to woo Cambodia, Laos from China

Recent meeting of Southeast Asian nations' leaders underlined Hanoi's push to restore strong ties with its old neighboring allies.

Cambodia’s lion distraction

Media jumped on the tale of Hun Sen's intervention in the case of a privately 'owned' lion, for all the wrong reasons.

America’s misplayed debt diplomacy in Cambodia

Moralizing is all well and good but the Vietnam War era $700 million Phnom Penh owes Washington need not be a sticking point.

China squeezes Cambodia for its Covid app data

China seeks access to Cambodia's contact tracing data for reasons that are more likely about spying than disease control.

China’s hold on Cambodia hard for Biden to break

Washington and Phnom Penh suggest it's time for a diplomatic reset but US will need to pay to make fresh inroads.

Does Cambodia have a ‘puppet king’?

It might behoove opposition figure Sam Rainsy to be thankful Cambodia's monarch doesn't interfere in politics.

Cambodia at risk of being last in line for vaccines

Lack of coherent inoculation plan means a majority of Cambodians may not be vaccinated until mid-2023

Cambodia extracts ‘first drop’ of offshore oil

Cambodian premier Hun Sen announced Tuesday that the kingdom had extracted its first drop of crude oil from its waters, a long-awaited milestone for one of Southeast Asia’s poorest nations.

America puts the ball in Cambodia’s court

The change of administration in the US presents Cambodia with a rare opportunity to rebuild trust.

Hints Hun Sen starting to look away from China

PM Hun Sen says Cambodia not a Chinese 'dustbin' for vaccine trials as calls rise for a more neutral foreign policy.

Hun Sen passes all students – and the buck

By announcing that all Cambodian Grade 12 students will pass automatically, the PM is doing himself – not youth – a favor.