Sam Rainsy, Phil Bennion and Mu Sochua.

Opinion: Sam Rainsy’s ‘Return’ a Mere Commotion

LONG BEACH, California — However unconventional the story may appear, many Cambodian politicians in the diaspora and their supporters are convinced that their self-exiled leader Sam Rainsy will soon return to Cambodia, triumphantly escorted by a group of European parliamentarians.

The Challenges of Independent Media in 2017

Opinion: The Year After a Media Crackdown

Freedom of expression in Cambodia is not, in fact, free. That’s according to Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Report, under which Cambodia’s scores have stagnated — 5.5 for freedoms, 6 for political rights and 5 for civil liberties — for four straight years from 2016 to 2019.