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Cambodia-Brunei Military Ties in the Headlines with Hun Manet Introductory Visit

The interaction spotlighted the ongoing activity in the defense relationship between the two countries.

Cambodia: holding our noses for the greater good

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on an agreement between Cambodia and China to let Beijing use the Ream naval base in Sihanoukville, Southeastern Cambodia.

Cambodia’s electric Chinese aid and investment affair

The debate about China’s rapidly growing global investment and development financing footprint has focused on deciphering Chinese intentions — whether China aims to revise or maintain the US-led ‘liberal international order’.

China’s ties with Cambodia pay off

It has long been rumored that the government of Cambodia would offer China a military outpost, most likely a port facility, in its territory.

Why Cambodia yields to China’s strategic commands

The establishment of a Chinese naval presence in Cambodia is the logical outcome of America’s long-flawed policies towards Phnom Penh.

What Next for Democracy in Cambodia?

Hun Sen has remained defiant since eradicating his political opposition. How should the world respond?

Chinese threats from Cambodia demand new US strategy

If the Trump administration can strengthen U.S. relations with Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines, we need not be terribly concerned over China's new naval base in Cambodia.

Hun Sen’s Big Bet: Making Sense of China’s Second Overseas Military Base

What is the significance of China setting up its second overseas military base in Cambodia?

Empty pockets and broken children

Ministries and child protection non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Cambodia recently established a joint-committee for the implementation of the Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children.

Of justice and genocide

Finding justice for the "crime of crimes" is an arduous and fickle affair. Genocide inevitably reaches from the corridors of power, where vested interests will do their best to mitigate culpability, to the traumatized lowest rungs of society.

Chinese investment strains Cambodian society

Drastic transformation of Sihanoukville should warn other Asian countries.

Does Sihanoukville belong to China?

Following the growing number of foreigners who come to invest and work in Cambodia, the country’s Ministry of Labour said that it will make an announcement soon to ban foreigners from self-employment on 10 types of jobs including driving a taxi, tuk-tuk, or motor taxi; or being a street vendor, barber, delivery man, or other small occupations.

The Trouble With Cambodia’s Health System

The poor state of the country’s healthcare system remains a major issue.

What will become of Cambodia’s youth?

The youth have often been pitted as Cambodia’s greatest asset especially in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0.

Are tariffs against China bringing factories and jobs back to the U.S.?

The tariffs that President Trump has slapped on Chinese imports haven't sparked the widespread return of manufacturers to the U.S. that Trump envisioned.

Are there some destinations in the world we should simply not visit?

Ethical is the new buzzword for consumers, but how can we travel responsibly?

Cambodia: the regime’s base

A decision to reject a US offer to refurbish Ream Naval Base might hint at China’s influence but also domestic concerns.

Is Beijing hitting out at offshoring in Cambodia?

In a telling article published this week in The Diplomat, a strong case was made by two Beijing-based analysts warning investors about the dangers of offshoring garment production from China to Cambodia and Vietnam.

Cambodia Throws a Wrench into Trump’s Trade War

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia has become a haven for companies eager to circumvent rules that threaten their bottom line. This does not bode well for America’s ability to enforce its trade tariffs against China – or for Cambodia’s future.

Does Cambodia’s Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?

The comeback strategy in the works amounts to a bold leap into the unknown, and it is unclear if it will pay off.

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Cambodia’s Military to Arrest Acting CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Upon Return:...

Acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will be arrested by the military upon setting foot inside Cambodia, Minister of Defense Tea Banh said Tuesday, prompting the exiled opposition chief to appeal to security forces to “turn their rifles” on their superiors in revolt.