By Andrew Haffner • Feb 17, 2020
Thai opposition figure Thanathorn speaks exclusively to Southeast Asia Globe about the charges he and his Future Forward Party face, his plans should the party be dissolved, as well as upcoming protests in the kingdom
Political reporting and analysis on the big questions facing the region.
By Samantha McCabe • Feb 14, 2020
As coronavirus spreads and worsens across the globe, fear has come along with it, fuelling anti-Chinese sentiment. In Southeast Asia, this discrimination might have deeper economic and political underpinnings
By Ángel L. Martínez Cantera • Feb 11, 2020
At the Philippines’ largest penal farm, convicted criminals are given a second shot at life in a prison that allows them a surprising amount of freedom
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?
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 David Hutt • Feb 04, 2020
Brexit and Southeast Asia
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 Dr Carlo Bonura • Jan 30, 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
By Samantha McCabe • Jan 23, 2020
Foreign investors rode a hot streak in Sihanoukville until the gambling game collapsed last summer. Now, with the boomtown at risk of going bust and the city decaying around them, long-term residents, local businesses and construction workers are picking up the pieces
By Andrew Haffner • Jan 23, 2020
In the eighth and final instalment of Southeast Asia Globe's collaboration with Future Forum on the Cambodia 2040 project, we sit down with the think-tank's founder Ou Virak to hear his reflections on the series. In the decades to come, does he believe that the Kingdom will successfully address the pressing issues raised?
By Alastair McCready • Jan 22, 2020
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's rich and powerful
Oknha Try Pheap and General Kun Kim were the latest high-profile Cambodians to face the wrath of US sanctions in December. But what does this really mean in practice for the two men, and are targeted sanctions more ethical and effective than punitive trade measures like withdrawing the EU's EBA?
By Gerald Flynn • Jan 10, 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