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Dr. Milton Osborne is a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute. He has been associated with Southeast Asia for more than 50 years since being posted to the Australian embassy in Phnom Penh in 1959. He has held academic positions in Australia, the U.K., U.S. and Singapore. He was a consultant to the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees in relation to the Cambodian refugee problem, and served as Head of the Asia Branch of the Office of National Assessments.
So while the CPP rails against its ‘enemies’ and seeks to redress the balance of youth support that was evident in the 2013 elections, it has to confront what still seems the unlikely possibility that next year it could lose.
The waters of the Tonle Sap in Cambodia have fallen to one of the lowest levels in generations, while a dramatic increase in saltwater incursions into Vietnam’s Mekong Delta threaten fish caches and agricultural production.