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UN must declare Cambodia’s authoritarianism illegal

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been met recently with a wave of protests by Cambodia’s diaspora communities living abroad, urging the international community to condemn his government as fake and illegal.

Is Hun Manet Cambodia’s next strongman?

The perception that Hun Sen is establishing a family dynasty in Cambodia has been reinforced with the promotion of his eldest son Hun Manet to the second highest rank in the nation’s military earlier this month.

A false democracy: So, what?

The European Union recently told Cambodia that the Kingdom will lose its special access to the world's largest trading bloc, saying that it was ready to punish human rights abuses in the country.

Hun Sen at the UN: a strategic appearance

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen last week spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. His presence at this year was highly strategic following the country’s recent general election, which saw his party, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) secure its mandate extended for another five years.

Cambodia ‘pardons’ Australian filmmaker as ploy to legitimize Hun Sen

In the lead-up to his trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen once again employed a familiar strategy to appease the international community.

US, EU must tread carefully over Cambodia

The US and EU must not commit the same mistakes in Cambodia that they made in Thailand. Efforts to pressure strongman Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to follow their suggested paths will not work.

State Sen. Doug Ericksen out of order to approve of a sham foreign election

State Sen. Doug Ericksen should not be praising July's flawed elections in Cambodia, which the White House and others have condemned as undemocratic.

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?

Cambodia is primed and open for business

The ruling party's pro-business stance, the nation's burgeoning middle-class consumer market and its sizeable working age population are big draws.

Are Cambodian political prisoners being released to placate the West?

Many Cambodian political prisoners have been released recently as the EU considers a resolution condemning the country's slide into authoritarianism. DW spoke with an opposition politician about his incarceration.

Why Confront the Horrors of History?

We must confront the horrors of history if we are to ever move past it.

UK commits to mine-free goal

Last week I had the privilege of spending time with world-class UK demining organisation the HALO Trust in Oddar Meanchey province, observing first-hand the patient and time-consuming work of HALO’s teams of highly skilled de-miners.

Julie Bishop dropped the ball on James Ricketson, now Marise Payne must step up

Australia needs to step up its efforts to help jailed filmmaker James Ricketson from rotting in Cambodian jail for six years.

How tariffs affect a country like Cambodia

We all remember when “Made in Japan” was a symbol of the country’s struggle to rebuild after the war. Later, “Made in China” was the mark of an economy trying to break free of the Maoist dictatorship. Now, “Made in Cambodia” may become the latest sign of a nation building a modern international economy.

Finding a Way Forward for Cambodia After Sham Elections

What the international community can do to influence change in Cambodia.

Q&A: Cambodian-Canadian Professor Says Lack of Trust is Cambodia’s Kryptonite

Sorpong Peou recently talked to VOA Khmer about political trust, how power is accumulated, and his new article “Cambodia’s Hegemonic-Party System.”

The death of democracy in Cambodia

While victory by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in Sunday’s general election was expected, the scale of the win was still shocking.

Cambodia’s Elections: Some Initial Thoughts

In Cambodia’s elections this past weekend, Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) reportedly won all 125 of the seats contested in elections that were slammed by international observers.

Boycott Cambodia’s elections and Hun Sen’s regime

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Cambodia Democracy Act to impose sanctions on Cambodian government officials for directly undermining democracy. The House’s timing is no coincidence: On Sunday, Cambodia’s brutal prime minister, Hun Sen, will seek to further entrench his three-decade hold on power through a sham election.

Unfree and unfair: IFEX condemns Cambodia’s pre-election crackdown on free expression

On 29 July, Cambodians will go to the polls under the shadow of a relentless attack on critical voices. The IFEX network condemns these actions, which have deprived the election of all credibility, and calls for the full restoration of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country.

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