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Cambodia’s microfinance loans are a slow-motion car crash with millions of victims, for which the world’s banks share responsibility. The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho) has linked exponential growth in microfinance lending to increased coerced land sales, child labour, debt-driven migration and bonded labour....

Can Almagro Charter a Course Through the Storm?

On May 27, 2020, Luis Almagro was virtually sworn in for second term as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). This...

Combining Three Tiers of Intelligence-Gathering Is Key to Keeping Russia and...

The U.S. and its allies today face two major geopolitical threats: Russia and China. A prominent U.S. think tank, The Atlantic Council, published a...
President Donald Trump

Trump’s China Policy: Long-Term Strategy or Transactionalism?

The U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused his predecessors of kowtowing to China, and having sold out U.S. interests and  lashed out at...
Cambodia’s microfinance loans are a slow-motion car crash with millions of victims, for which the world’s banks share responsibility. The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho) has linked exponential growth in microfinance lending to increased coerced land sales, child labour, debt-driven migration and bonded labour....
Chairman’s Statement of the 36th ASEAN Summit
The ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Summit 2020 was held online on June 26, 2020. Vietnam is the ASEAN Chair for this year. The timing of the summit was significant not just in the context of ASEAN region, given the fact that South East Asia is grappling...
For a leader whose hands are stained in blood, power means impunity. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s claims that he will stay in power for the rest of his life betray his fears and weaknesses. He has good reason to be afraid: the dictators Nicolae Ceaușescu, Saddam Hussein et Muammar Gaddafi,...
Wanchalearm Satsaksit
The abduction of exiled Thai political activist Wanchalerm Satsaksit, seized near his apartment in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 4, marks a serious escalation in the use of repression by the regime of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Witnesses say that Wanchalerm was seized in broad daylight by a group of...