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Sihanoukville: A Cambodian City Losing Its ‘Cambodian-ness’

Unchecked development by Chinese investors has come at a cost, freezing out locals and changing the city’s character.

What Will It Take for Cambodia to Actually Strike Oil and Gas?

The government is once again heralding oil and gas prospects offshore and on, but it’s done so twice before.

What’s in the New Philippines-Cambodia Defense Meeting?

Both countries finally held the inaugural iteration of a new defense meeting earlier this month.

Joint Patrols Highlight Vietnam-Cambodia Maritime Ties

The latest iteration of the interaction offered a window into an aspect of the bilateral defense relationship.

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy

22 years after surviving a grenade attack, the popular opposition leader faces new questions about his role in politics.

Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia

Tokyo is fighting a losing battle for Hun Sen’s support, and selling its own legacy in the democratization of Cambodia short.

China and Cambodia Hold Their Biggest Military Exercise Yet

The latest iteration of Exercise Golden Dragon is yet another sign of their deepening military cooperation.

The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup

Suggestions by Sam Rainsy of a palace coup grossly overestimate factionalism in the CPP and underestimate Hun Sen’s power.

Uncertainty and Pressure: Cambodia Under the Weight of Sanctions

Cambodia should be more wary of Western sanctions.

How a Film Influenced a US President’s Decision to Invade a Foreign Country

Popular culture continues to play an underestimated role in shaping policy makers world views and choices.

How Cambodia Could Win a War on Plastics

There are some basic steps that could go a long way in helping the country address a serious issue.

Cambodia’s Democracy and EU Trade Privileges: Taking a Long-Term View

Withdrawing Cambodia’s EBA privileges might not do more harm than good.

Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia?

Sam Rainsy’s promise return to Cambodia is a gamble with Hun Sen and foreign governments.

Is Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Heading in the Right Direction?

Cambodia needs to recalibrate its relationships with the US and EU, or risk becoming overly reliant on China.

China-Cambodia Military Fears in the Headlines with New US Intelligence Report

A closer look at recent headlines about Beijing’s growing military presence in the Southeast Asian state and their wider significance.

Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth

Luke Hunt speaks with veteran journalist Peter Starr about the release of an updated English edition of a first-hand account of the career of one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders.

Beware Cambodia’s Europe Sanctions Hype

Claims of threats to the country’s sovereignty are vastly exaggerated and miss the broader point about how foreign economic relations work.

Cambodia-EU Threat War Erupts Amid Trade Sanctions

The issue has heated up the country’s already contested and polarized politics.

Turkey’s Gülen Crackdown Comes to Cambodia

One of Cambodia’s top international school systems has quietly changed hands amid the Gülen controversy.

January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives

Cambodian politicians should move beyond their arguments over history and find common ground to move Cambodia forward.