The Cambodian government continues to persecute members of the opposition who criticise its corrupt policies.
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.
After years of delay, Cambodia began extracting oil for the first time in December 2020, signaling a new era for the country’s economy.
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.
It might behoove opposition figure Sam Rainsy to be thankful Cambodia's monarch doesn't interfere in politics.
The CMA is an awkward amalgam of industry lobby group and regulatory watchdog.
The United States 2021 budget outlines around US$85 million in new funding for Cambodia.
Lack of coherent inoculation plan means a majority of Cambodians may not be vaccinated until mid-2023
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s onslaught against the Cambodian opposition has not ceased.
Late last year, Cambodia finally began oil production, from offshore fields in the Gulf of Thailand.
Cambodia is in a strategically challenging position. It has close relations with two rival countries – Vietnam and China.
Entering 2020, analysts widely agreed that the stabilisation of Cambodia’s one-party rule was high on the list of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s priorities.
The change of administration in the US presents Cambodia with a rare opportunity to rebuild trust.
In Cambodia, the end of the year marks the start of the traditional season for making prahok fish paste, a key part of the country’s diet. But Cambodia’s food supply—and that of the 70 million people who rely on the Mekong river—is at risk due to impacts from large hydropower dams and climate change.
The origin of Cambodia–China ties can be traced back to the 13th century when a Chinese diplomat visited Angkor Wat, yet it is only in the last decade that the relationship has strengthened dramatically.
Women have been forced to weigh the known risks of marriage migration against their financial situation. Their conclusion is that better wages abroad is always worth the risk.
PM Hun Sen says Cambodia not a Chinese 'dustbin' for vaccine trials as calls rise for a more neutral foreign policy.
By announcing that all Cambodian Grade 12 students will pass automatically, the PM is doing himself – not youth – a favor.
The tycoon-funded vaccine drive demonstrates the durability of the patronage state that Hun Sen has built since the 1980s. They also reveal its weaknesses.
The country's domestic affairs have attracted inordinate levels of unsolicited foreign attention and intervention.