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Cambodia

Disagreements and design flaws at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The dismissal of the case against Im Chaem highlights longstanding worries about the future viability of the ECCC.

Going forward, looking back: observations on the 2018 Cambodian election

CPP organisational and informational dominance over its rivals has been palpable.

Wielding the purse strings of Southeast Asian civil society

Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.

Lee Morgenbesser on ‘Behind the Façade’

The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast explores the idea that elections can be instrumentalised by dictators to reinforce their rule.

Can our cities survive climate catastrophe? Ancient Asia may hold the key

The fall of great premodern Southeast Asian settlements offers hints about what climate change has in store for today's megacities.

Cambodia haunted by mistakes of interventions past

What we see today in Cambodia is a direct outcome of the events of 1997, and the world’s feeble response then.

Civil society and the media after Hun Sen’s crackdown

A discussion about how civil society organisations and the media are adapting to growing authoritarianism in Cambodia.

Lee Morgenbesser on Hun Sen

A quick interview with a scholar of authoritarianism on what's over the horizon for Cambodia after Hun Sen's 2017 crackdown on the opposition.

Perspectives on the Past at New Mandala

Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.

What should the region do about Cambodia’s crackdown?

A discussion on how Australia, ASEAN, and the world might support democracy and human rights in Cambodia.

Gareth Evans on confronting Hun Sen

Read the former Australian foreign minister's remarks made at the "Cambodia on the Brink" conference in Canberra.

Introducing the Association for Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS)

New association "seeks to foster and facilitate opportunities for the advancement of research and knowledge relevant to Mainland Southeast Asia."

An interview with Mu Sochua

The public face of Cambodia's exiled CNRP leadership on surviving and regrouping after Hun Sen's crackdown.

Hun Sen’s gamble

The dissolution of the CNRP protects the prime minister’s position in the short term, but may backfire in the long run.

Old dominance, new dominoes in Southeast Asia

Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?

Explaining the crackdown in Cambodia

Two factors: the CPP is spooked by its declining electoral fortunes, and the west hasn't spoken up for democracy.

Cambodia, a party with a country

Cambodian officials in their own words on how the CPP and state power are one and the same.

Cambodia’s society is changing fast, and its parties slowly

The 2017 commune elections don't point to a decisive result for either the CPP or CNRP next year.

Cambodian youth: shaping relations with Vietnam

How can youth help enhance relations with Vietnam?

Museums, masterpieces and morals

Are museums friends or foes when it comes to protecting antiquities?

Cambodia: towards single party dictatorship?

New laws effectively rig upcoming elections.

Trials and tribulations in Cambodia

What the dismissal of Im Chaem case means for ongoing trials against the Khmer Rouge.

ASEAN: same, same not different

Why trade trumps tolerance in the regional bloc.

Anlong Veng calling

Reconciliation and remembrance in the Khmer Rouge’s last stronghold.