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Corruption, corpses and Cambodian cops

Back from the dead to plea for his murderers.


Lawlessness and mass violence in Cambodia

Scott Rawlinson puts forward a new explanation for the country's genocide.


Elections, parties and decentralisation in Cambodia

Reform and not clampdowns the way to win voters' trust, writes Scott Rawlinson.


Christianity in Cambodia

Philip Coggan examines an often overlooked but rapidly-growing religion.


Democratic contraction in Southeast Asia

Bridget Welsh surveys the rise of a worrying trend in the region.

Livelihoods on the Tonle Sap lake are increasingly precarious. Photo: Sarah Milne

Through the cracks, light enters

Thinking differently about environmental reform in Cambodia.


Sex work and the state in Cambodia

A long history of gendered power relations leave sex workers dangerously vulnerable today.


Going viral in Cambodian cyberspace

Will the rise of social media see the fall of Cambodia's 'strongman'?


The high price of Chinese hydropower

Lack of governance leads to costly social and environmental impacts.


Code REDD+ in Cambodia

Rural poor are being abandoned by the climate change scheme, argues Tim Frewer.


Carving up Cambodia’s forests

Human relocation and Chinese development threaten the country's largest national park.


Fascist assemblages in Cambodia and Myanmar

Tim Frewer examines the rise of extreme Buddhism and ethno-nationalism across the Southeast Asian region

Apsara Taenzerin / Apsara Dancer

The naked Apsara in Cambodia

Scott Rawlinson wades into a discussion about Khmer women, sexualisation and gender


Blind spot in Buddhist Studies

Eisel Mazard looks closely at the relationship between Buddhist Studies and contemporary politics in Southeast Asia

Customs and border security

Securitisation of Australian Aid

Tim Frewer argues the Australian aid industry is captured by those who will pursue the logic of security on behalf of Australians


Asylum seekers, refugees and Cambodia’s “national” interest

Scott Rawlinson looks at the paradoxical nature of Cambodia's approach to asylum seekers and refugees.

Phnom Penh Hi-Rise

Revisiting Cambodia’s peace

Sovannarith Keo looks at the persistence of violence and disquiet 18 years after the Paris Peace Agreement


Watch the border…

Doug Krugman suggests Thailand and Cambodia need reminding that renewed violence would not be welcome


Reflections on Tuol Sleng

David Hopkins reflects on Tuol Sleng and explores the different meanings attached to it by political elites, tourists and ordinary Cambodians.


New Mandala’s top posts in 2013

Elections, prime-ministers, princes, riots and penises - New Mandala had it all in 2013. Here are our most popular stories for the year.


Strikes, violence and modernity

Tim Frewer examines the tension between labour and coercive power in Cambodia today

Angkor revisited

Jame DiBiasio argues the story of Angkor turns out to be far more fluid than the stone remains suggest


Cambodia’s inverted mandala?

Colum Graham presents an intriguing map based on an analysis of Cambodia's 2013 election results


Rethinking Cambodia’s political transformation

Kimly Ngoun argues that Hun Sen has become a victim of his own success as political attitudes in Cambodia are shaped by new aspirations.