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Anxiety and crackdowns define a battle for legitimacy in Cambodia.
A closer look at recent reports that both sides have agreed to step up defense cooperation.
Beijing’s recent assistance once again spotlights the strengthening defense ties between the two countries.
On a historic night, the Pyongyang Restaurant was packed and in a celebratory mood.
James Ricketson, who has endured more than a year behind bars, is expected to know his fate soon.
The potential importance of smaller parties in upcoming polls should not be overlooked.
An ongoing media crackdown looks set to intensify even further.
The problems are deeper than the lack of a viable opposition party.
Despite some incremental progress, deeper questions remain unresolved.
It didn't take long after the sale for a range of concerns to surface.
Border collaboration continues to be an important area for both sides to manage in the context of their respective domestic and foreign policies.
If Canada wants to be critical of the Cambodian government, it will have to be proactive.
Frustration is growing among Cambodian pro-democracy activists, but Hun Sen’s position has never been stronger.
Tokyo’s downplaying of rights issues is plain for all to see, and the effectiveness of the approach remains unclear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.