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Returning Cambodia Refugee Spotlights Trump’s Growing Southeast Asia Deportations

Thy Chea was the fourth such refugee to be allowed back into the country since the administration stepped up deportations of Southeast Asians.

Why the EU’s New Cambodia Wrist Slap Won’t Weaken Hun Sen’s Iron Grip

Though the move is not entirely insignificant, it pales in comparison to the other challenges the government faces and is working to address.

Cambodia Is Still Failing Its Disabled Persons

Despite the government’s rhetoric, the reality is much more concerning.

Why More Hun Sen Has Meant Less Progress for Cambodia

While Cambodia is certainly better off than it was in the 1990s, progress has slowed as the premier’s rule has continued.

EU Partially Withdraws Cambodia Trade Deal Amid Rights Concerns

After months of speculation, the body has decided on a partial withdrawal of the Everything But Arms deal.

What Will the Next China-Cambodia Golden Dragon Military Exercise Look Like?

A closer look at potential continuity and change in what would be the fourth set of drills between the two countries.

Cambodia and Thailand: A Story of Swapping Transitions, or Something Else?

A closer look at the evolution of regime dynamics in the two countries in recent years.

Sam Rainsy: Cambodia’s Ruling Party Is More Divided Than the Public Knows

Inside Cambodia’s ruling party, the CPP, there is never a guarantee of consensus amid the autocratic power and nepotism of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

China and Cambodia: Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Hun Sen’s “special visit” to China was a high-profile show of support for Beijing’s handling of the outbreak.

EU Confronts Make or Break Decisions for Vietnam and Cambodia

Two upcoming calls will help define the European Union’s ties with the Southeast Asian countries.

New Revelation of China-Cambodia Secret Visit Heightens Military Links Fears

On February 4, an Australian media outlet revealed new evidence of a previously undisclosed military visit between China and Cambodia that spotlighted defense links between them in areas such as military facilities and satellite navigation.

Foreign Power Threat Looms Over Kem Sokha Trial in Cambodia

The hearings have again spotlighted the ruling government’s obsession with threats from foreign powers and color revolutions.

Sam Rainsy Is Not a Coward

The attempt by Sam Rainsy to return to Cambodia on November 9, 2019, though unsuccessful, shows who is afraid.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Blasts Online Virus Misinformation

The country’s leader urged people to remain calm about the new virus from China while threatening to kick out those seen wearing a face mask.

The Truth About Hun Sen and the Media in Cambodia

Hun Sen’s recent comments belie the true relationship that he wishes to cultivate with the media.

Kem Sokha’s Trial: The Dynamics Beyond the Courtroom

As developments in the trial continue, it is important to keep in mind that it will be largely shaped by events that occur outside the courtroom.

New Security Plan Puts Vietnam-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Headlines

The agreement spotlighted how both sides are managing the security aspect of their relationship.

Largest Casino Worker Strike Victory Highlights Wider Rights Issues

While the recent strike resulted in a pay rise commitment, it also spotlighted the wider rights issues and economic challenges for some workers.

The Bigger Problem Behind Cambodia’s Building Collapses

The recent spate of incidents raises a broader concern about safety standards in the country.

Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Naval Patrols in the Headlines with Review Meeting

Late last month, Vietnam and Cambodia held a review meeting to evaluate the state of joint naval patrols that they had been conducting.