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Another wild week in US-Cambodian relations

The soap opera that is contemporary US-Cambodian relations continues to deliver surprising plot twists.

Damming the Mekong to environmental hell

Major dam construction projects have become a favourite pastime of some autocratic governments, with China leading the way.

Construction in Cambodia lacks safety

The construction industry in Cambodia is booming due to rising foreign investments.

The key to integrating Cambodia into global value chains

Since its return to a market-oriented economy in 1989, Cambodia has pursued policies and reforms to integrate itself into regional and global value chains by modernising its industrial structure.

Cambodia needs a smart plan

While Cambodia might be pulling out all the stops to develop its smart cities, the lack of an integrated master plan is hampering these efforts.

China’s Cambodian Invasion – By Sam Rainsy

China’s dangerous military expansionism depends on compliant local regimes and inaction on the part of the international community. In the case of Cambodia, which has reportedly given China rights to a naval base, the international community should demand a new general election that does not exclude real challengers.

After Cambodia Digs Out Survivors, Eyes Cast Toward China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt Road Initiative has brought lucrative Chinese investment into Cambodia, but at what cost for locals?

A bad day all around for Cambodian media

If the relationship of a journalist to politicians is supposed to be that of a dog to lampposts, as one saying goes, or either at their throat or at their feet, according to another, then Cambodia’s media today are retentive and supine.

Cambodia Democracy Act Undermines America’s Strategic Interests

Having represented the interests of Cambodia in human rights litigation brought by Cambodia’s political opponents in federal courts, I want to offer some insight into the U.S. – Cambodia relationship in light of current events to help strengthen this relationship.

Cambodia’s alleged China military deal risks destabilizing regional order

Southeast Asia and beyond should voice concerns about Beijing's use of naval base.

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.

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Trial of RFA Reporters Ends in Cambodia, Verdict Still to Come

A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Friday concluded the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage and the production of pornography, with the court’s verdict on both charges scheduled for delivery later this month.