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Cambodia

VIDEO: Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia

Scholars and activists discuss the region's persistent struggles with democracy at a recent ANU conference.

Entrenched illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia

ANU conference examines how and why illiberalism remains inherent to political order in mainland Southeast Asia, and what might be done about it.

Like it or not, the CPP still needs the West

The idea that China will “bail out” Cambodia if the West applies sanctions is fanciful, and the government knows it.

New Mandala’s most read in 2018

Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.

Lost in literature: the misuse of western sources and perspectives [Part III]

On the the misuse of western historical sources in the search for Suvarnabhumi.

The end of the road for the Khmer Rouge tribunal

The Nuon Chua and Khieu Samphan verdicts are likely a fitting end for the ECCC and its complicated legacy.

Where in the world is Cambodia?

The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.

Lost in literature: the political and religious consequences of Suvarnabhumi [Part II]

On nationalism, religion, archaeology, folklore and pseudo-history.

Lost in literature: why we need to stop the quest for Suvarnabhumi [Part 1]

The idea of finding the El Dorado of Asia is a continuing obsession.

VIDEO: Researching ‘rupture’

Videos of the Crawford School's 'Rupture' workshop

Introducing ‘Rupture: nature–society transformation in mainland Southeast Asia’

Studying structural reconfigurations of nature and society in the Mekong region and beyond.

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.

Cambodia on the Brink: Towards the 2018 Elections

Special forum in Canberra brings together scholars and civil society to survey the effects of Hun Sen's crackdown.