Cambodia Demolishes US-built Naval Facility
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Cambodia Demolishes US-built Naval Facility

For the second time, Cambodia has demolished a US-constructed naval facility at Ream Naval Base, operated by the Royal Cambodian Navy. The facility, built in 2017, was a relatively small boat maintenance building. US State Department-funded media outlet Voice of America in an article titled, “Cambodia Demolishes Second US-Built Facility at Ream Naval Base,” would…

Cambodia has Become China’s Unofficial Representative in ASEAN
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Cambodia has Become China’s Unofficial Representative in ASEAN

China has made a decisive move to strengthen ties with one of its main partners in Southeast Asia by opening its markets for duty-free trade. Leaders in Beijing and the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh strengthened their political and economic ties at a time when the U.S. actively opposes China and the EU renewed sanctions against…

Cambodia Is Showing How Small Countries Could Stand Up to the US
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Cambodia Is Showing How Small Countries Could Stand Up to the US

Cambodia, unlike its similarly sized and in many cases much larger peers in the international community, is relentless in is criticism of the US’ blatant intervention in its domestic political affairs, showing how small countries could stand up to the US if their leaders actually have the will to do so. Cambodia surprised many across…

Cambodia Rumors: “Secret Chinese Bases” or “Argument over Semantics?”
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Cambodia Rumors: “Secret Chinese Bases” or “Argument over Semantics?”

The Western Mainstream Media is going into overdrive spreading the rumor that China is supposedly planning to set up naval and air bases in southern Cambodia, but the fact of the matter is that China might only have signed logistical agreements for using those facilities and that the entire dispute therefore boils down to an…

The Singaporean PM’s Cambodia Comments Were a Sign of Fealty to America
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The Singaporean PM’s Cambodia Comments Were a Sign of Fealty to America

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a provocative post on Facebook last week when he eulogized a former Thai leader for “opposing Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia and the Cambodian government that replaced the Khmer Rouge” and therefore “preventing the military invasion and regime change from being legitimised”, with this contentious comment on Cambodia’s internal…