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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.

Vietnam-Cambodia Security Ties in the Headlines with Border Meeting

The interaction highlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to manage interactions related to their shared border as part of their wider security ties.

Warships Spotlight China-Cambodia Defense Ties Amid Military Base Hype

The defense engagement highlighted the ongoing activity between the two sides in the naval realm.

The Truth About War and Peace in Cambodia

Some readings of the country’s history can be deceiving.

Vietnam-Cambodia Military Relations in Focus with Defense Minister Visit

The interaction highlighted some of the ongoing priority areas for the defense relationship heading into 2019.

Does Nuon Chea Still Have No Regrets?

In 1992, the Khmer Rouge leader insisted he had no regrets about the past.

‘Grave Concern’ as Cambodia Deports Taiwanese Alleged Scammers to China

The deportations raise questions about Taiwan’s ability to participate in joint investigations with Asian trade partners.

What’s Next for the Cambodia-Laos Border Dispute?

Both sides continue to try to resolve a thorny issue in their bilateral relationship.