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.
Until recently, Cambodia had managed to avoid the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, though it wasn’t entirely clear how or through what policies. But with the arrival of the country’s first serious outbreak, the government has taken an approach that essentially manufactures a food security and economic crisis in the capital.
The Cambodian government is presenting COVID-19 relief packages as a gift from the wealthy and well-connected.
Authorities have failed to curb illegal logging and instead are cracking down on indigenous groups working to protect the forest.
An insulting end to a messy week for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Gaining access to a Cambodian naval facility would give China’s navy little discernible strategic advantage.
When digital currencies and cryptocurrencies sprang to life, bitcoin was viewed as a direct challenge to central banks’ control of currency.
But one lucky critic seems to be getting gentler treatment.
A treatment of the self-claimed businessman Duong Chhay reveals once again that in Hun Sen’s Cambodia, there is one set of rules for the powerful and another for everyone else.
Stronger Response Needed to Address Hun Sen’s Intensifying Crackdown.
In February, the Cambodian government suspended a planned joint military exercise with China, citing the need to cut spending in order to allocate more resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new National Internet Gateway could also affect the operations of tech companies.
When the novel coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan, China – the unknown and new virus was initially referred to as the “Wuhan...
Cambodia has descended into dictatorship in much the same manner that Ernest Hemingway described going bankrupt: gradually, and then suddenly.
A Japanese Magnitsky law would allow Tokyo to develop a distinctive Asian voice on human rights and democracy.
COVID-19 offered the Cambodian government an opportunity to curb the worst excesses of corruption. Instead, things went in the other direction.
Cambodia’s national internet gateway threatens the rights of freedom of expression and information, and to privacy.
The cancellation, purportedly due to COVID-19, could be a peace offering to the Biden administration.