Opinion

Uncertainty and Pressure: Cambodia Under the Weight of Sanctions

Cambodia should be more wary of Western sanctions.

Cambodia’s economic growth trajectory is facing uncertainty and challenges amid mounting international pressure, in particular the suspension of status under the EU’s Everything-But-Arms arrangement and most recently the United States’ General System of Preferences status.

The Cambodian government’s unprecedented crackdown on dissents prior to the 2018 general elections has not gone unnoticed. The international community, the United States and the European Union in particular, have imposed sanctions on Cambodia in attempts to halt what is widely perceived to be the Kingdom’s drift towards autocracy.

In full: https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/uncertainty-and-pressure-cambodia-under-the-weight-of-sanctions/

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