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Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy

The frontwoman of the Cambodian Space Project, who died in a fatal car crash Tuesday morning, breathed life into a music scene devastated by three decades of war.

China-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Spotlight with Military Drills

Over the weekend, China and Cambodia kicked off this year’s iteration of a new military exercise. The engagement was just another demonstration of the significance of the defense ties between the two sides and Cambodia’s greater drift towards China as the ruling party under Prime Minister Hun Sen looks to further consolidate its power in upcoming elections later this year.

Cambodian views on the U.S., Japan and China

When it chaired the ASEAN Summit in the autumn of 2012, Cambodia arranged for the South China Sea issue to be dropped from the joint statement. This left the strong impression that Cambodia was a mouthpiece for China in Southeast Asia. It is true that China has made significant investments in Cambodia and that the latter’s economy has become increasingly dependent on Chinese money.

Cambodian Views on the U.S., China and Japan

When it chaired the ASEAN Summit in the autumn of 2012, Cambodia arranged for the South China Sea issue to be dropped from the joint statement. This left the strong impression that Cambodia was a mouthpiece for China in Southeast Asia. It is true that China has made significant investments in Cambodia and that the latter’s economy has become increasingly dependent on Chinese money.

Loving Vietnam, Criticizing Cambodia: Trump’s Double Standard in Southeast Asia.

As the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson headed to Da Nang on a “historic visit,” Vietnamese newspapers exploded with excitement. They explained almost the entire history and stature of the Vinson. The carrier visit, they argued, could be considered the most convincing evidence of America’s commitment to Vietnam.

What Does Hun Sen’s New Cambodia Military Aid Boast Really Mean?

There appears to be much less than meets the eye.

The Truth About US-China Competition in Cambodia

A closer look at the broader context for Phnom Penh’s shifting alignments as its domestic politics evolves. Read the full story: https://thediplomat.com/2018/03/the-truth-about-us-china-competition-in-cambodia/

What’s With the New Cambodia Military Drills Near Laos?

Engagement is yet another sign of Phnom Penh’s boosting its military presence amid lingering border disputes ahead of an upcoming election.

New Hun Sen Threats as Cambodia’s Sham Election Nears

When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opens his mouth, the press – local and international – hang off every word. His atrocious attitude to women, the long list of people he dislikes, and his encouragement of violence by the police have made him a darling of headline writers everywhere.

The State of Human Security in Cambodia

Questioning the success of the UN’s peacebuilding blueprint.

A New Military Aid Boost for China-Cambodia Defense Ties?

As both countries commemorate their 60th anniversary and Cambodia heads to the polls, a new round of military aid is expected soon.

What Will the Next China-Cambodia Military Exercise Look Like?

The expected development reflects broader domestic and regional trends underway.