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Aun Pornmoniroth Emerges as Potential Future Cambodian Prime Minister

The Singapore model is still favored for a Cambodian political succession.

Joe Biden’s Cambodian Sideshow

On the cusp of the Biden administration, U.S. lawmakers are calling for fresh sanctions on Cambodia’s government.

UN Official Denounces ‘Circular Pattern’ of Repression in Cambodia

Like many past statements of concern, the U.N. comments are likely to fall on deaf ears in Phnom Penh.

The Case for a Cambodian Foreign Policy Reset

The country needs to do more to bring balance its foreign relations and dispel perceptions that it is a Chinese proxy.

Cambodia’s ‘Bridge into Europe’ Tests Positive for COVID-19

Prime Minister Hun Sen, among hundreds of others, is in quarantine after meeting with Hungary’s foreign minister.

Cambodia and ASEAN: Maintaining Cooperation, Building Confidence

Kicking Cambodia out of ASEAN would be neither an effective nor a practical solution to the bloc’s challenges.

Could ASEAN Really Cut Laos and Cambodia Loose?

The suggestion by a retired Singaporean diplomat has made waves among Southeast Asia watchers – but is it likely to happen?

29 Years on, Landmark Peace Accord Charts Deep Divides in Cambodia

The legacy of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, which aimed to bring the country peace and democracy, remains deeply contested.

The Beginning of the End of Kem Sokha’s Ordeal in Cambodia?

In recent weeks, Prime Minister Hun Sen has softened his stance toward his main political rival. As usual, there is more than meets the eye.

Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously

Floods follow drought as dams, climate change and illegal fishing take their toll on Southeast Asia’s mighty river.

Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Dilemma

China gaining access to an airfield in Cambodia, or anywhere else in mainland Southeast Asia, would redraw the strategic landscape of the region.

Can Cambodia’s Looming Microfinance Disaster be Averted?

A solution to Cambodia’s spiraling debt crisis is urgently required, but risks uncovering deeper economic problems.

China’s Military Ambitions in Southeast Asia: Much Bigger than Cambodian Bases

An excessive focus on rhetorical ‘base wars’ can distract attention from the broader military inroads Beijing is making in the region.

Cambodia Says Naval Base Open For All, Not Just China

A coastline fit for diplomatic power plays sets off alarms in the United States.

Cambodia Passes Law to Regulate Exploding Gambling Sector

The legislation seeks to rein in a sector that has brought violent crime, drug trafficking and anti-Chinese sentiment in its wake.

Opposition Leaders Testing Cambodia’s Chilly Political Waters

The maneuvering of Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy once again spells trouble for their supporters inside Cambodia.

US Ambassador, Cambodian Defense Minister Meet Following China Sanctions

General Tea Banh downplayed reports that Cambodia is planning to permit a Chinese military presence on its south coast.

With New Arrest, Cambodia’s Permanent Crackdown Intensifies

Amid the economic fallout from COVID-19, Hun Sen’s government has succeeded in keeping a lid on rising public discontent—but for how much longer?

Cambodia’s Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters

Cambodia’s Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, amid claims that that overlending to poor borrowers, who can ill-afford to repay, has resulted in land seizures and the further immiseration of the poor.

Parsing Washington’s Latest Cambodia Sanctions

Treasury’s listing of the Chinese-owned Union Development Group has reignited rumors that Beijing is eyeing a military presence on Cambodia’s coast.