The signatories of the much-hyped Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are keenly watching the US moves towards China. Amid the raging debate over the origin of Covid-19, the US is moving fast towards building international support to isolate China.
Cambodia will be ASEAN chair next year — its third time since joining the regional group in 1999. The last time Cambodia chaired ASEAN was in 2012, when it was fiercely criticised for siding with China at the expense of other ASEAN states over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Media jumped on the tale of Hun Sen's intervention in the case of a privately 'owned' lion, for all the wrong reasons.
After decades of depredations, both real and imagined, Vietnam remains the main bogeyman of Cambodian nationalism.
Moralizing is all well and good but the Vietnam War era $700 million Phnom Penh owes Washington need not be a sticking point.
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?
he arrests and charges against three young, peaceful environmental activists in Cambodia shows that the repression of Prime Minister Hun Sen is not just directed against political opponents.
Corruption and inequality are set to rise as the country emerges from the pandemic.
The presence of a base in Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand would provide the PLAN with a new southern flank in the South China Sea.
Washington and Phnom Penh suggest it's time for a diplomatic reset but US will need to pay to make fresh inroads.
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam form a kind of buffer zone around Thailand against the onslaught of the illegal wildlife trade that has engulfed Southeast Asia’s forests.
Despite its concerns about China’s increasing influence, the U.S. needs to engage with Cambodia more, not less.
The U.S. should propose a post-pandemic development program based on human rights, democratic principles, and the rule of law.
Contradictions within the new tax code also make compliance challenging for many businesses.
Agriculture remains an important sector in the developing world. In Cambodia, it is one of the top three economic sectors. But for a long time the sector has faced several critical barriers. One such barrier is the gap between farmers and financial support, and the failure of the Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) grant-credit program to bridge it.
The most practical course for a small country is to cultivate as many friends and partners as possible.
The global pandemic hasn’t halted slavery and human trafficking. If anything, it’s only made it worse especially for the forced labourers at sea and those secreted away in brothels.
Our people have already felt the impacts of the climate crisis— so a recalculation of energy policies is necessary for Cambodia now as the worst is yet to come.
China did not coerce Cambodia into joining its fold, as former US Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell has suggested. Rather, Hun Sen chose China, which in turn found Cambodia useful.
When COVID-19 was recognised as a global pandemic in 2020, we heard from many civil society actors in Cambodia who held strong fears about its potentially critical impact.