Cambodia’s Leaders Line Up a Coronavirus Scapegoat
Hun Sen needs somebody to blame for the impending disaster.
Xi’s Fake History Lesson for Hun Sen
Eager to appease his benefactor in Beijing, the Cambodian leader is excluding China’s role from the Khmer Rouge narrative.
Hun Sen Is More Worried About Beijing Than the Coronavirus
Cambodia’s autocrat is putting his own people at risk to court his Chinese backers.
In Cambodia, ‘Rule of Law’ Means Hun Sen Rules
The prime minister uses a shroud of democracy to counter dissatisfaction and thwart the opposition.
Deported to Their Parents’ Homeland, Cambodian Americans Start Anew
Refugees who fled the Khmer Rouge as children are being deported from the United States in record numbers—and are adapting as adults to life in a country most have never known.
Books in Brief: Fresh Reads on WWII Maritime History, Clipper Ships, and Cambodian Refugees
Foreign Policy staffers review recent releases.
Fake Monitors Endorse Cambodia’s Sham Election
Dubious electoral endorsements are becoming normal for dictators worldwide.
Chinese Hackers Back Beijing’s Authoritarian Pals
Cambodian dissidents come under cyberattack in run-up to sham election.
There’s No Escape From Australia’s Refugee Gulag
One branch of Canberra's notorious offshore detention system has closed. But the men who were imprisoned there are now stranded on a remote Pacific island that doesn't want them.
Cambodia Becomes the World’s Newest One-Party State
With Chinese support, Hun Sen has effectively destroyed all opposition to his autocratic rule.
Facebook Can’t Cope With the World It’s Created
Zuckerberg needs to stop courting Beijing and start paying attention to the countries where Facebook matters.
If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer
The United States ignores massive abuses at its own peril.
China’s Mekong Plans Threaten Disaster for Countries Downstream
Beijing is building hydroelectric dams and dredging to allow bigger boats as worries of environmental devastation grow.
While Cambodian Democracy Withers, Washington Stands Aloof
While Obama’s “pivot” to Asia gave rights advocates cause for hope, Washington’s longstanding indifference to Cambodia ensured minimal leverage.
The ‘Cambodia Daily’ Is Dying in Darkness
Cambodia’s autocratic leader is trying to shut down his country’s most celebrated journalistic training ground.
Cambodian Democracy Makes Its Last Gasps
An indifferent United States and assertive China have emboldened one of Asia’s longest-serving leaders to embrace outright authoritarianism.
Cambodia Wants China as Its Neighborhood Bully
Phnom Penh's pivot toward Beijing has less to do with the United States than hatred for Vietnam.
Cambodians Need Somebody to Speak for Their Ghosts
The U.N. tribunal that just upheld Khmer Rouge convictions is slow, biased -- and entirely indispensable.