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Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

The resumption follows a nearly two-year break in proceedings, allegedly due to COVID-19.

Revisiting Thailand’s Involvement in the Cambodian Conflict

The Cambodian leader’s recent trip to Myanmar recalled the negotiations aimed at resolving his own country’s conflict in the late 1980s.

Has the ASEAN Chair Become Too Powerful?

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar has highlighted deep flaws in the bloc’s modus operandi.

Cambodia Postpones ASEAN Meeting Amid Myanmar Disagreements

The Myanmar crisis has opened an increasingly wide fissure within the Southeast Asian bloc.

Cambodian Government Defends PM’s Myanmar Trip, Hails ‘Positive’ Outcomes

As expected, the trip did little to advance a solution to the country’s complex of political and humanitarian crises.

COVID-19 Repatriations Have Made Cambodian Migrant Workers More Vulnerable

Emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic should not be used as an excuse to discard worker protections.

15 Arrested at Casino Worker Strike in Cambodia’s Capital

The government and its social media operatives have painted the strike as a foreign-directed plot.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Moves Ahead on Shoring Up Son’s Leadership Prospects

The leader tipped his grandson to serve as prime minister in the 2030s.

Cambodian Environmental Group Suspends Operations Amid Court Cases

Prime Minister Hun Sen again orders the military to act against “color revolutions.”

Cambodia’s Myanmar Crisis Diplomacy: Give Talks a Chance

As unpalatable as it sounds, political dialogue with the military offers the best route out of the country’s political and humanitarian crisis.

Cambodian PM Nominates Top Diplomat as ASEAN Envoy on Myanmar

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn can be expected to pursue a strategy of pragmatic engagement with the military junta.

Craig Etcheson on the Legacies of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

“The question of how to stabilize and rebuild a society that had been at war with itself for thirty years is extraordinarily complex and delicate.”

Cambodia’s Leadership Succession: One Small Step Further

Prime Minister Hun Sen proposed his eldest son Hun Manet as his successor. But he did not name a date – and many further questions remain unanswered.

US Imposes Arms Embargo on Cambodia, Citing Chinese Military Ties

The largely symbolic move is the latest in a series of measures that the U.S. government has taken in response to Phnom Penh’s growing ties with Beijing.

A Cambodian Ambassador in Washington

Despite the two nations’ differences, Chum Sounry says relations are moving ahead.

New ASEAN Chair Cambodia to Push Engagement With Myanmar Junta

Following a meeting with the junta’s foreign minister today, Prime Minister Hun Sen said he would visit Myanmar next month.

Cambodia Bans US Visits to Ream Naval Base After Sanctions

Prime Minister Hun Sen says the naval base is “not a place for thieves or robbers.”

Cambodia’s Political Succession Could Get Messy

Hun Sen made it official: he is positioning his eldest son as his successor. Is the CPP ready for a generational change?

Cambodian PM Backs His Son Hun Manet to Succeed Him

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s announcement offered the strongest signal of support for his 44-year-old son.

Cambodia Opposition Fractures as Bickering Breaks Into the Open

Kem Sokha has accused his longtime partner Sam Rainsy of using his name and image for personal political gain.