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The West’s Impact on the Future of Cambodia’s Democracy

East Asia Forum

The arrest and house arrest of its former Cambodia leader, Kem Sokha, threatens the country's democratic progress. The international community's visits to Sokha indicate democracy's importance in their relations with Cambodia.


China’s Defense Ties With Cambodia Raise Red Flags for Vietnam

East Asia Forum

Hanoi fears that China is using Cambodia as a tool to pressure Vietnam on its southern border.


Paying for a New Thai Democracy

The Interpreter

The real winners are far from clear, but Thailand’s populist, party jumping election is Asia’s vote to watch this year.


‘Return to Seoul’ Portrays the Plight of the Culturally Rootless

CJ Sheu

Freddie has many faces, but underneath them all is the cultural rootlessness that drives her self-destructive acting out.


Cambodia’s Ties With West Threatened by Media Clampdown

Deutsche Welle

One of Cambodia’s last independent news outlets, VOD, was forcibly closed. This was allegedly due to VOD naming the prime minister’s son, and not the prime minister himself, as the signatory of an aid to Turkey after its recent earthquakes.


Heavy Rains Improve Mekong Life, but Concerns Remain

Voice of America

Many fishers say that although bumper catches were helped by illegal electric nets, the harvest was still low because of dams.


Global Pressure Mounts on Cambodia Over Foreign-run Trafficking, Scamming Rings

Voice of America

Cambodian authorities have rescued at least 900 foreign citizens from trafficking rings this year, the interior minister said.


Myanmar, South China Sea To Divide, Dominate ASEAN Summit

Voice of America

Most ASEAN countries want a united front on a code of conduct for the South China Sea, but critics claim Beijing, which wants to handle negotiations on a country-by-country basis, has used Cambodia to thwart progress on an agreement and to block diplomatic opposition to its maritime claims.


Taking on Cambodia’s “Lady Liberty”

The Interpreter

The American human rights lawyer sentenced to six years in a Phnom Penh prison may cause Hun Sen no end of trouble.

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