Are Cambodia-U.S. Relations Mendable?

Thearith Leng, Vannarith Chheang

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    The essay analyzes the evolution of U.S.-Cambodia bilateral relations since the turn of the century and explores possible avenues that may help improve bilateral ties. Since 2000 the relationship has been troubled by differences over human rights and democracy, the China factor, and Cambodia’s debt to the United States that was incurred during the 1970s. Nevertheless, both countries have an opportunity to promote mutual trust if they embrace the principles of mutual respect, noninterference, and equal sovereignty. The United States and Cambodia can find common ground to expand and deepen cooperation
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)124-133
    JournalAsia Policy
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


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