...garment employers regularly used COVID-19 as a pretext to target union members. The pandemic has been weaponised to get rid of trade unions.
The voices of and inputs from communities and civil society in national strategic development planning have not been heard.
ASEAN has precedent and success in interceding in struggles for diplomatic recognition at the United Nations during the Third Indochina War (1978-1991).
As Chinese influence intensifies, Cambodians are trying position themselves in relation to this new tide of values.
We should look beyond elite urban internet users to grasp the reach of Southeast Asian digital governance and its chilling effects
Spirits and forests are disappearing as a new, consumerist way of relating to the land literally gains ground.
While survivors often become emotional when speaking about the past, they feel younger generations must learn from the past to prevent genocide in future.
Instead of implementing tough trade restriction measures that affect ordinary Cambodians, the EU and US should reconsider its approach to engaging Cambodia on human rights.
Fears of escalating repressions are growing as the state of emergency laws are used to arrest opposition affiliates and a journalist.
ដីធ្លី, អារម្មណ៍, និងថាវរកម្មនៃអំណាចនៅកម្ពុជា
Divisions in Cambodia's opposition have created divergent ideas about the best path forward.
Destructive cycles of crop booms carve deep cracks in SEA societies, cultures and landscapes.
The recent death of Nuon Chea has left the people of Cambodia with more questions about the Khmer Rouge regime and if they will ever be given justice.
The passing of Nuon Chea raises questions regarding the legacy of the Khmer Rouge tribunal and in particular about the recognition of genocide.
Scholars and activists discuss the region's persistent struggles with democracy at a recent ANU conference.
ANU conference examines how and why illiberalism remains inherent to political order in mainland Southeast Asia, and what might be done about it.
The idea that China will “bail out” Cambodia if the West applies sanctions is fanciful, and the government knows it.
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
On the the misuse of western historical sources in the search for Suvarnabhumi.
The Nuon Chua and Khieu Samphan verdicts are likely a fitting end for the ECCC and its complicated legacy.
The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.
On nationalism, religion, archaeology, folklore and pseudo-history.
The idea of finding the El Dorado of Asia is a continuing obsession.