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Opinion: Cambodia’s crackdown on the free Internet is a threat to the whole world

Cambodia has descended into dictatorship in much the same manner that Ernest Hemingway described going bankrupt: gradually, and then suddenly.

Japanese ‘Magnitsky Law’ Would Send a Strong Message to Cambodia’s Hun Sen

A Japanese Magnitsky law would allow Tokyo to develop a distinctive Asian voice on human rights and democracy.

Cambodia’s Ball-and-Chain of Corruption and Inequality

COVID-19 offered the Cambodian government an opportunity to curb the worst excesses of corruption. Instead, things went in the other direction.

OPINION: Why Cambodia’s China-style internet gateway is problematic

Cambodia’s national internet gateway threatens the rights of freedom of expression and information, and to privacy.

What’s Behind Cambodia’s Cancellation of Military Exercises with China?

The cancellation, purportedly due to COVID-19, could be a peace offering to the Biden administration.

Are Cambodia’s Disabled Neglected?

Providing accessibility for the disabled is a major determinant for developing countries to qualify as developed nations.

Myanmar emergency gives Facebook chance to also act on intimidation in Cambodia

Facebook’s reaction to the military coup in Myanmar gives the social media platform the chance to reconsider its policies in the southeast Asia region, notably in Cambodia.

How RCEP benefits Cambodia

Though the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may bring only modest short-run economic benefits to Cambodia, the long-run outlook looks positive.

Cambodia’s Post-Pandemic Law and Order

Amid economic crisis, sweeping new legislation on “public order” would stifle dissent—and effectively criminalize people for being poor.

Can Cambodia Avoid The Resource Curse? – Analysis

After the discovery of oil in Cambodia’s water territory by Chevron, the US-based company, Cambodia could become one of the major petroleum exporting-countries as there are approximately 400 million barrels of oil reserve in Cambodia territory.

The weaponisation of the Cambodian justice system must stop

The Cambodian government continues to persecute members of the opposition who criticise its corrupt policies.

Why America Fears the Creation of Chinese Military Bases in Cambodia

Phnom Penh has maintained what has been described as a “cozy relationship" with Beijing for many years, but it was only last year that the controversy over the Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand intensified when reports circulated that China was seeking a thirty-year lease of the base.

Cambodia’s oil dreams offer development, independence but risk corruption

After years of delay, Cambodia began extracting oil for the first time in December 2020, signaling a new era for the country’s economy.

Cambodia’s veiled criticism of Chinese vaccines hints at Hun Sen’s foreign policy plans

It is unclear if Cambodia’s apparent criticism of Chinese coronavirus vaccines is meant to refute the country’s reputation as China’s proxy. If that is the case, then Cambodia needs to do far more to introduce balance to its foreign policy.

Does Cambodia have a ‘puppet king’?

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

Can We Trust the Cambodia Microfinance Association?

The CMA is an awkward amalgam of industry lobby group and regulatory watchdog.

US aid for Cambodia to come with conditions: What does it mean for the...

The United States 2021 budget outlines around US$85 million in new funding for Cambodia.

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

A Letter from a Cambodian Woman in Exile

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s onslaught against the Cambodian opposition has not ceased.

Cambodia Begins Oil Production, But Who Will Benefit?

Late last year, Cambodia finally began oil production, from offshore fields in the Gulf of Thailand.


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