By Alastair McCready • Jan 22, 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 Andrew Haffner and Alastair McCready • Jan 14, 2020
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 • Jan 08, 2020
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 Simon Roughneen • Dec 11, 2019
In the second instalment in our eight-week partnership with Future Forum, a Cambodian think tank, we examine the Kingdom's attempts to navigate the choppy waters of great power politics.
Cambodian civil society
This year will be the last in which Human Rights Day will be officially marked in Cambodia after the government's decision to remove it from its list of public holidays. Chak Sopheap, Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, reflects on this symbolic gesture and what it means for rights in the Kingdom
By Chak Sopheap • Dec 10, 2019
Sam Rainsy’s return
Sam Rainsy’s long-promised return to Cambodia on November 9 seems to have fallen at the first hurdle. For the exiled opposition leader, this humiliation could mark the end of his decades-long political career
By Paul Millar • Nov 08, 2019
On November 9, Cambodia’s opposition leaders have promised to return to the Kingdom to take the fight to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party. We spoke to senior CNRP politician Mu Sochua about her fast-approaching date with destiny
By Paul Millar • Oct 22, 2019
Cambodian Centre for Human Rights executive director Chak Sopheap breaks down how Cambodia has strayed from the promises of its constitution – and how the nation can get itself back on course
By Chak Sopheap • Sep 24, 2019
Hun Sen vs Sam Rainsy
Exiled opposition politician Sam Rainsy has once again pledged to come back to Cambodia. But for a government eager to imagine itself as under assault on all sides, he’s far more useful to Hun Sen in Paris
By Paul Millar • Jun 20, 2019
Cambodia’s opposition leader is in self-exile, his deputy is facing questionable charges and civil society leaders are behind bars. So what is behind the country’s political turmoil?
By Sophal Ear • Jul 04, 2016
After many months of protests and rounds of negotiations, the Kingdom’s two main parties have struck a deal. But in a country with a youthful population and old-school leaders, it remains to be seen whether politicians can meet rising expectations
By Sebastian Strangio • Sep 01, 2014