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Key Questions Remain Unanswered in Killing of Cambodian Activist

The 2016 killing of Dr. Kem Ley marked the beginning of a severe tightening of the political space.

Do Cambodia’s Human Rights Groups Ignore Ethnic Vietnamese?

After decades of depredations, both real and imagined, Vietnam remains the main bogeyman of Cambodian nationalism.

Mekong River Commission Calls for Improved Hydropower Data Sharing

The past two years have seen water levels on the lower Mekong rise and full unpredictably.

Will Vaccination Be Hun Sen’s Legacy?

Cambodia’s successful COVID-19 vaccine rollout has given the country’s leader a golden chance to bow out of politics. Will he take it?

Mekong Development Zones Facilitating Illicit Activities: Report

In recent years, EDZs have proliferated across the lower Mekong region as its governments have sought to attract foreign investment and fire up their economies.

Cambodia Charges Eco-Activists With Conspiracy, Royal Defamation

The three activists are the latest victims of the government’s war against the advocacy group Mother Nature Cambodia.

USAID Cuts Support to Flagship Forest Protection Project in Cambodia

The Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary has lost 9 percent of its forest to logging operations since 2016.

In Cambodia, the End of COVID-19 Will Heighten the Economic Contradictions

Corruption and inequality are set to rise as the country emerges from the pandemic.

In 2022, Cambodia Faces Challenging Turn at ASEAN’s Helm

During its upcoming chairmanship, the country faces a host of daunting challenges. But the year will bring opportunities, too.

Bankruptcy Casts Shadow Over Cambodian Oil Extraction Ceremony

Last week, the Singaporean company operating the country’s only offshore oil block filed for liquidation.

US Engagement with Cambodia Needs to Move Beyond the ‘China Factor’

Despite its concerns about China’s increasing influence, the U.S. needs to engage with Cambodia more, not less.

US Official Warns Cambodia Over China Ties, Human Rights

Can Washington promote human rights and draw Cambodia out of Beijing’s orbit – at the same time?

How the US Can Help Cambodians Restore Their Country’s Democracy

The U.S. should propose a post-pandemic development program based on human rights, democratic principles, and the rule of law.

Is Cambodia’s Exclusive Dependence on China Inevitable?

The most practical course for a small country is to cultivate as many friends and partners as possible.

Trade Holds the Key to the Renewal of US-Cambodia Ties

Longstanding differences aside, the U.S. and Cambodia both have good reasons to strengthen their trade relationship.

Rising Inflation Threatens to Swamp Cambodian Households

Many Cambodian households were in a precarious position even before COVID-19 hit.

Vaccines, Not Lockdowns, Underpin Cambodia’s Fight Against COVID-19

Curfew lifted in Phnom Penh but case numbers remain high.

Amid Chinese Push, US Official to Visit Three Southeast Asian Nations

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is scheduled to visit Jakarta, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh.

Cambodia Sets Up Working Group to Scrutinize Granting of Honorific Title

The ‘oknha’ title encapsulates the tight political pact between the ruling CPP and the Cambodian business community.

Key Cambodian Opposition Figure Defects From Banned CNRP

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s strategy for fracturing the opposition is slowly bearing fruit.