In October 2021, Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Cambodia's reputation in regional and international affairs has long preceded Prime Minister Hun Sen's recent trip to Myanmar. Indeed, to be fair, the two-day visit was an ice breaker to create much-needed space for all the Asean 10 to get together once again.
Too many men in Cambodia feel entitled to shame, reject, harass and even rape women, writes Johanna Higgs.
undermines ASEAN and legitimizes Myanmar’s deadly regime.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar has highlighted deep flaws in the bloc’s modus operandi.
On Jan. 7, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in Myanmar for a two-day visit, making him the first Southeast Asian leader to travel there since the February 2021 military coup that overthrew the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
As Cambodian PM Hun Sen flies in to Naypyitaw it would be wise to ask whether Cambodia’s “win-win policy” will work in post-coup crisis-hit Myanmar.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will be the Tatmadaw's first guest of honour in Nay Pyi Taw this weekend.
The strongman has anointed his son as successor – after an election, of course.
One minute Washington is imposing an arms embargo, the next it wants Phnom Penh’s help on Myanmar – but the US cannot have it both ways. With China’s backing, Cambodia has little incentive to moderate its behaviour and any leverage the US has will inevitably decline as time goes by.
US hasn’t sent munitions to Cambodia since 1973 but removal of GSP trade privileges would torpedo its export-led economy
fully into authoritarianism.
Last week, the U.S. Summit for Democracy came with new cross-government investments and substantial recognition of trade unions’ role in strengthening democracy, but there was too little discussion of how U.S. corporations abroad may incentivize or, if unchecked, disincentivize democracy.
It has taken Prime Minister Hun Sen almost a decade to announce his political successor, which he did on Dec 2.
With new sanctions, America’s up-and-down relationship with Cambodia has taken another backward step.
Prime Minister Hun Sen proposed his eldest son Hun Manet as his successor. But he did not name a date – and many further questions remain unanswered.
ASEAN is just 54 years old, but cracks in the regional bloc are beginning to come into public view. The biggest of the fissures is caused by Cambodia, the last Southeast Asian country to embrace the regional bloc.
Hun Sen made it official: he is positioning his eldest son as his successor. Is the CPP ready for a generational change?
The divide between leading opposition figures Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha grows wider as the war of words heats up.
Has Cambodia’s autocratic ruler Hun Sen suddenly become an advocate for democratic rules and accountability?