In 2019, Cambodia saw long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen tighten his grip on power. Economic growth continued, but with rising risks related to a real estate bubble, mounting debt, and yawning social inequality. Externally, Cambodia deepened its dependency on China, insulating the Hun Sen regime in some respects but contributing to new vulnerabilities.
Cambodia in 2019: Backing Further into a Corner
John D. Ciorciari is Associate Professor and Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Email: <email@example.com>.
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John D. Ciorciari; Cambodia in 2019: Backing Further into a Corner. Asian Survey 1 February 2020; 60 (1): 125–131. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.125
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