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Weighing the Costs of Cambodia’s Rental to China

Cambodia has made headlines this year over its increasingly cozy relationship with China, with journalists picking up on the tensions this has caused with local populations.

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National Assembly Boycott Signals Tougher Diplomatic Stance

When the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) boycotted the opening of parliament following the 2013 national election, diplomats from countries that support democracy were left in a bind: should they attend an event that would legitimize what many viewed as a stolen election or ignore an invitation from the head of state who had accepted their credentials?

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