What will Cambodia look like in 2017?


My short, sweet answer: Cambodians will empty more cups of coffee and enjoy faster Internet than ever! In May 1997 people in Cambodia could join the wider world through the Internet for the first time. Back then, the dial-up connection…

One year into Post-Sihanouk Cambodia


October 15 this week marked the first anniversary of the death of Cambodia’s former King Norodom Sihanouk, who died last year in Beijing of heart attack at the age of 89. While the media has focused extensively on the subsequent royal funeral, and…

Making sense of the 2012 US presidential election


One of the things that drew attention last week was the US presidential election, which was watched over the world including here in Cambodia. Since before the election day, questions such as what would be the meaning of a re-election…