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In Cambodia, the BRI must benefit locals too

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s delegation has returned from the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, bringing back 10 newly signed agreements. The trip was closely followed by Cambodians, who have an increasing interest in the course of the relationship between Cambodia and China.

Is the EU Wrong on Rights in Cambodia?

The EU’s approach risks undermining Cambodia’s development and harming its own image in the country.

The injustice of Cambodian justice

The government aims to appear tough on crime, seen in a bulging prison population, but ranked second worst worldwide on a recent rule of law index

EU prepares to kneecap Cambodia over human rights

In February 2019, the European Union launched an 18-month process over whether or not to maintain Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme.

Sen. Doug Ericksen should break his Cambodia deal or step down

On the heels of a narrow re-election last fall, state Sen. Doug Ericksen blew through a gauntlet of warnings in March to ink a $500,000-a-year consulting contract with the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Depressing truth behind Cambodia’s poverty reduction

Whoever said it – Mark Twain, Benjamin Disraeli or another casualty of Churchillian Drift – it is a useful attitude to take of there being three types of lies: “lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

Napping in the Pacific and millions spent changing very few lives: time to recast...

A new or re-elected government will give us a chance to better support our neighbours in Asia and the Pacific. The behaviour of the last one hasn't been good.

Grifting with dictators? Fantasizing of holy war? Nothing is too low for politics these...

It’s pretty remarkable, or one would think it ought to be, that we currently have one elected official in this state who is a registered foreign agent for an authoritarian regime. And another who appears to be plotting with extremists for a homegrown, biblical civil war.

What Did Suu Kyi’s First Cambodia Visit Achieve?

A look at a significant development within Cambodia-Myanmar relations.

What’s in Cambodia’s New Military Exercise?

Cambodia’s holding of the most recent iteration of the drills spotlighted the state of its military.

The Belt and Road in Cambodia: Successes and Challenges

It’s time for the BRI to incorporate a more participatory and inclusive approach in Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Opposition Party Must End its Policy Silence Now

The CNRP’s weakened position makes the case for unveiling policy specifics stronger than ever.

From Hobbes to Hun Sen

History doesn’t repeat itself, despite the thoughts of a certain German philosopher, and it certainly doesn’t manifest a dyad of tragedy and farce.

Foreign interference bought Hun Sen’s legitimacy

A report early this month in US media lent credence to rumors that for the last two decades Cambodia’s leader, Hun Sen, has been paying foreign diplomats who served in Cambodia as his advisers to “cooperate and engage” with the international community and the United Nations.

BRI creates huge potential, opportunities for international cooperation: Cambodian PM

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has generated tremendous potential and opportunities for all participating countries to deepen their cooperation, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said in a written interview with Xinhua.

Sihanoukville: A Cambodian City Losing Its ‘Cambodian-ness’

Unchecked development by Chinese investors has come at a cost, freezing out locals and changing the city’s character.

Brands seeking to ‘inspire’ women should start with their workers

People making sportswear forced to work in stifling conditions and fired for striking.

Rapid economic growth props up Cambodia’s strongman

But his strangulation of democracy imperils the country’s biggest industry.

What Will It Take for Cambodia to Actually Strike Oil and Gas?

The government is once again heralding oil and gas prospects offshore and on, but it’s done so twice before.

As ‘scary’ swine fever spreads, you may pay more for your meat

African swine fever has already shifted global trade patterns. The disruption may be long-term, writes Jennifer Wells.

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