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Why Are Washington State Legislators Covering for Cambodia’s Sham Elections?

Why are state legislators from Washington state in the United States cozying up to the Cambodian regime?

Doing More Harm Than Good: International Election Aid to Cambodia

International election aid to Cambodia will only lend legitimacy to a sham vote.

What’s Behind Cambodia’s War on Fake News?

The government’s efforts to regulate fake news have raised concerns amid a wider campaign to suppress dissent as elections approach.

Cambodia’s Ersatz Election

Anxiety and crackdowns define a battle for legitimacy in Cambodia.

A New Thailand-Cambodia Military Boost?

A closer look at recent reports that both sides have agreed to step up defense cooperation.

Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters

Beijing’s recent assistance once again spotlights the strengthening defense ties between the two countries.

Marking the Trump-Kim Summit at a North Korean Restaurant in Cambodia

On a historic night, the Pyongyang Restaurant was packed and in a celebratory mood.

What’s Next for the Alleged Australia Spy in a Cambodia Prison?

James Ricketson, who has endured more than a year behind bars, is expected to know his fate soon.

Could Cambodia’s Minor Parties Play a Major Role in its 2018 Election?

The potential importance of smaller parties in upcoming polls should not be overlooked.

A New Digital Iron Curtain in Cambodia?

An ongoing media crackdown looks set to intensify even further.

What’s Missing From Cambodia’s Democracy?

The problems are deeper than the lack of a viable opposition party.

Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?

Despite some incremental progress, deeper questions remain unresolved.

A Rocky Start for the New Phnom Penh Post Owners in Cambodia

It didn't take long after the sale for a range of concerns to surface.

What’s Next for Vietnam-Cambodia Border Cooperation?

Border collaboration continues to be an important area for both sides to manage in the context of their respective domestic and foreign policies.

How Can Canada Respond to Cambodia’s Political Dilemma?

If Canada wants to be critical of the Cambodian government, it will have to be proactive.

Why There Won’t Be a Cambodian Spring This Election Year

Frustration is growing among Cambodian pro-democracy activists, but Hun Sen’s position has never been stronger.

Why Japan Is Wrong on Rights in Cambodia

Tokyo’s downplaying of rights issues is plain for all to see, and the effectiveness of the approach remains unclear.

What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?

This week, more indications surfaced that Cambodia and Thailand were moving towards opening a new international border checkpoint. Though the development was largely overlooked, it bears watching within the broader context of a longstanding effort by both sides to jointly manage their shared border despite the significant problems that remain unaddressed.

What’s in the Thailand-Cambodia Foreign Fugitive Deal?

Since last week, fears have spread about a potential deal between Thailand and Cambodia on dealing with ‘foreign fugitives’ that could affect the safety of politicians, activists, and government critics. Though specifics remain unclear, the controversy around such collaboration reflects broader suspicions around cooperation among the two authoritarian regimes that are only further fueled by the back of transparency and accountability on this front.

Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Patrols Highlight Defense Ties

Last week, Vietnam and Cambodia held the 50th iteration of their joint maritime patrols. The interaction offered a glimpse into one manifestation of the the defense realm of the bilateral relationship amid a series of ongoing activities for 2018.