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Cambodia’s Democracy and EU Trade Privileges: Taking a Long-Term View

Withdrawing Cambodia’s EBA privileges might not do more harm than good.

Opinion: Gareth Evans, a Pillar of the Paris Peace Accords, on “Seeking Justice in...

Former diplomats, researchers, and human rights activists gathered recently at the University of Melbourne, Australia, for the book launch of “Seeking Justice in Cambodia: Human Rights Defenders Speak Out.”

EU plays tough with Cambodia

Concerned by ongoing human rights abuses, the European Union has threatened to suspend Cambodia’s preferential access to its market.

Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia?

Sam Rainsy’s promise return to Cambodia is a gamble with Hun Sen and foreign governments.

Reversing Cambodia’s democratic drift

Cambodia is drifting towards autocracy with a clear trend. An unprecedented crackdown on independent media, civil society and the country’s major opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), hardly suggest otherwise.

Canada’s soaring trade with Cambodia cheapens our talk of human rights protection

Have the stores filled up yet with gauzy T-shirts in spring colours?

Is Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Heading in the Right Direction?

Cambodia needs to recalibrate its relationships with the US and EU, or risk becoming overly reliant on China.

China-Cambodia Military Fears in the Headlines with New US Intelligence Report

A closer look at recent headlines about Beijing’s growing military presence in the Southeast Asian state and their wider significance.

Bangkok sounds smoke alarm for expanding Asean capitals

Bangkok is choking as military drones and fire trucks fight to bring air pollution under control. Schools have closed, people are encouraged to stay indoors and others have armed themselves with face masks.

Hun Manet, Cambodia’s Western-educated dictator-in-waiting

Last week’s declaration by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen calling for the armed forces, led by his son Hun Manet, to “destroy” the already outlawed opposition confirms what many had feared, even as the international community and the United Nations have been generously silent on Hun Sen’s violent words, which have often been translated into lethal action.

Beware Cambodia’s Europe Sanctions Hype

Claims of threats to the country’s sovereignty are vastly exaggerated and miss the broader point about how foreign economic relations work.

Making Cambodians more competitive

The European Institute of Business Administration’s (INSEAD) 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report, released earlier this month, revealed that Cambodia had managed to move up one notch in the rankings as a country for attracting and growing talent.

Springfield sponsors anticipate reunion with immigrant family

Tears deliver messages from a place beyond words.

ASEAN and China struggle to buckle the belt and road

China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to draw criticism and disapproval.

Integrated strategies upgrade China-Cambodia ties

"To build a community of shared future with strategic significance between China and Cambodia." It is an important expression for China and Cambodia's decades long friendship and cooperation.

Opinion: Resources to resist deportation for Khmer Americans and others

As we cherished our loved ones this holiday season, 36 Khmer Americans were about to be oceans apart from their families in a place most have never been before.

The untapped wealth of Cambodia’s third sector

Economic growth in Cambodia remained robust in 2018 at a projected rate of 6.9 per cent, compared with 6.8 per cent in 2017.

Cambodia-Vietnam legacy condemned on ‘Victory Day’

Early this month as Cambodia marked the 40th anniversary of the Vietnamese invasion that overthrew the Khmer Rouge regime, members of the diaspora in Melbourne and Sydney launched coordinated protests condemning the imposition of the so-called “Victory Day” commemorating January 7, 1979.

Can Cambodian foreign policy find its feet?

Amid shifting global power dynamics and intense pressure from the West, Cambodia’s foreign policy strategy in the coming years will aim to diversify its external relations, with a focus on South and East Asian countries.

Opinion: Why ‘permanent neutrality’ doesn’t work in Cambodia

The end of the Cold War marked a turning point in international politics -- the collapse of socialism and the planned economy and the rise of democracy and a free market economy.

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Prime Minister Hun Sen announces free legal aid for garment workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday that factory workers will have access to legal representation free of charge once his volunteer group of his lawyers is established, while civil society groups say the government should instead improve labour law enforcement.

Cambodia 10 Years Ago

While much has changed, much remains the same.

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