By Gerald Flynn • Feb 10, 2020
On February 12, the EU will hand down its long-awaited verdict regarding Cambodia’s access to the preferential trade scheme Everything But Arms, a decision that looks set to shape the Kingdom for years to come. But what happens next?
By David Hutt • Feb 04, 2020
January saw Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen mark 35 years in power. Columnist David Hutt examines one crucial tactic of governance that has sustained his more-than three decade rule – the art of giving
By Dr Carlo Bonura • Jan 30, 2020
With Britain finally set to leave the EU on January 31st, Dr Carlo Bonura of London's School of Oriental and African Studies explains the potential implications of the world's most drawn-out break-up for Southeast Asia
By Samantha McCabe • Jan 23, 2020
Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index, released on 23 January 2020, has placed Cambodia at 162nd on a worldwide list, a slight decline from last year’s ranking of 161st
Kem Sokha trial
After more than two years facing charges of treason, Cambodia's embattled former opposition leader Kem Sokha is set to finally receive his day in court on Wednesday. Southeast Asia Globe spoke with his daughter Monovithya, as well as those who have worked closely with him over the years, to learn about the man behind the politics
By Andrew Haffner and Alastair McCready • Jan 14, 2020
Cambodia in 2040
In the sixth installment of our eight-week collaboration with Future Forum looking at life in the Kingdom in 2040, we delve into law and governance. With poor public service provision, entrenched patronage networks and rampant corruption, does Cambodia have the capacity to reform in order to truly prosper?
By Andrew Haffner • Jan 08, 2020
Sexism in the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte is known for his vitriolic attacks on women and the press, with prominent media outlet Rappler and its female-led editorial team a particular target of his ire. Southeast Asia Globe visited the Rappler office in Manila to hear first hand from three female team members what life is like working in Duterte's Philippines
By Aie Balagtas See • Jan 03, 2020
Farming and food
In the third installment of our eight-week series looking at Cambodia in 2040, we examine how the next two decades will see the Kingdom's food production and farming face a mix of challenges posed by technology, drought and trade. How will a country so reliant on its agricultural sector manage to adapt and survive?
By Simon Roughneen • Dec 18, 2019
Since Prime Minister Hun Sen announced a ban on online gambling, tens of thousands of Chinese nationals have left Sihanoukville on Cambodia’s coast. But the road to rebuilding seems a long one indeed
By Kevin Livingston • Oct 17, 2019
With Jakarta steadily sinking, President Joko Widodo has announced that a new capital will be built on the island of Borneo. So how will the new city be different?
By Kate Walton • Sep 09, 2019
The Kingdom's open economy has been hailed as a triumph of the free market. But as growing foreign investment in the Kingdom’s real estate sector threatens to price locals out of the market, the time has come to ensure that economic growth serves all Cambodians, not just a wealthy few
By Paul Millar • Aug 21, 2019
Ahead of Indonesia's Independence Day on August 17, Indonesian political analyst Yohanes Sulaiman looks at the prospect of reform during recently re-elected President Joko Widodo’s second term
By Yohanes Sulaiman • Aug 13, 2019