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Joint Patrols Highlight Vietnam-Cambodia Maritime Ties

The latest iteration of the interaction offered a window into an aspect of the bilateral defense relationship.

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy

22 years after surviving a grenade attack, the popular opposition leader faces new questions about his role in politics.

China is connecting hearts first, then roads

Facility connectivity has been a central focus of the Belt and Road Initiative, which was proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013 and represents the largest development initiative of its kind in recent years.

A national living wage is on the table. Now let’s talk about a global...

The idea of the living wage is back on the political agenda.

Cambodia will gain economic sovereignty and national pride, says Phillip Bank

The demand for riel is changing with changes in the socio-economic climate of the Kingdom.

Learning to Fly

While other ASIAN nations have evolved more quickly, the members of the CMLV bloc (Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam) remain fledglings, slowed by political dogma and authoritarianism. Some are learning, though, that developing sound business law can entice the investment they need to fly high. John Church reports.

Using the Law to Empower the People of the Greater Mekong

I will never forget the moment I realized that I was in the wrong line of work. Soon after graduating from law school in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, I started a job with a local bank.

Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia

Tokyo is fighting a losing battle for Hun Sen’s support, and selling its own legacy in the democratization of Cambodia short.

‘Rainsy deserves pardon and title’

Social and political analyst Lao Mong Hay on Tuesday called on King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath to grant Cambodia National Rescue Party (CRNP) co-founder Sam Rainsy a royal pardon.

China and Cambodia Hold Their Biggest Military Exercise Yet

The latest iteration of Exercise Golden Dragon is yet another sign of their deepening military cooperation.

Clash of political and business titans in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen and billionaire tycoon Kith Meng may no longer see eye-to-eye on the country’s political and economic direction.

Xenophobia in Cambodia: Is It an Issue?

Cambodia has a long history. It has both a proud past and a tragic history.

The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup

Suggestions by Sam Rainsy of a palace coup grossly overestimate factionalism in the CPP and underestimate Hun Sen’s power.

China wants to replace US in Pacific

China, especially under President Xi Jinping, seeks a return to what it regards as its rightful position, replacing the U.S. as the world’s dominant economic and military power.

Christa Ackroyd: Why a visit to Cambodia made me ashamed that I didn’t work...

I recently came across a bundle of my old school reports and I have to admit they were pretty reflective of the fact that my school years were not my finest hour.

Scare tactics won’t work with Hun Sen

After six months of close monitoring and engaging with the Cambodian government, the European Union (EU) found that Cambodia has made very little tangible progress in complying with the EU's demands that it reinstate democratic checks-and-balances, respect human rights and the independence of the media, and drop charges against members of the opposition party.

Cambodia’s opposition dreams of a military mutiny

Prime Minister Hun Sen firmly commands the top brass but exiled politician Sam Rainsy sees vulnerability among the lower ranks.

Uncertainty and Pressure: Cambodia Under the Weight of Sanctions

Cambodia should be more wary of Western sanctions.

To Lose or Not to Lose: Cambodia’s Dilemma over its EBA Status

William Shakespeare’s famous quote, “to be or not to be, that is the question”, can now be applied to what is happening in Cambodia, but with a twist.

How a Film Influenced a US President’s Decision to Invade a Foreign Country

Popular culture continues to play an underestimated role in shaping policy makers world views and choices.


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