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Policy reports, journal articles, op-ed pieces, and book reviews

Think tanks and academia

Center for Strategic and International Studies (8/18/22): Hun Sen, Marcos, and the Anatomy of an American Smile

Center for Strategic and International Studies (8/1/22): Spotlight – Cambodia, Laos, and IPEF

Center for Strategic and International Studies (6/30/22): Spotlight – Laos's teetering economy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (6/14/22): Report: Clarifying the U.S. Approach to Cambodia

Center for Strategic and International Studies (6/7/22): Spotlight – Reflecting on Cambodia's commune elections

Center for Strategic and International Studies (5/9/22): Spotlight – Previewing Cambodia's commune elections

Center for Strategic and International Studies (4/13/22): History, Hun Sen, and Ukraine

Council on Foreign Relations (3/17/22): New Asian Disorder: A Review by Charles Dunst

Center for Strategic and International Studies (2/3/22): The costs of Hun Sen's doomed Myanmar policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (1/20/22): Spotlight – Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement

China Research Group (12/16/21): The UK's South East Asian opportunity

Center for Strategic and International Studies (12/9/21): Spotlight – Cambodia's succession drama

Center for Strategic and International Studies (11/4/21): What to expect of Cambodia as ASEAN chair

Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs (US Air Force) (8/26/21): The Myanmar coup as an ASEAN inflection point (peer-reviewed)

Council on Foreign Relations (8/25/21): A review of  Rush Doshi's "The Long Game"

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (6/28/21): Give it another shot, Uncle Sam (syndicated in Channel News Asia)

Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs (US Air Force) (5/20/21): Book review: "Strategy Strikes Back"

East-West Center (4/30/21): Hun Sen's mistake? The domestic political ramifications of his Chinese shelter (peer-reviewed)

Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs (US Air Force) (3/23/21): Book review: "Maxwell Taylor’s Cold War"

LSE Review of Books (2/17/21): Book review: "Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of US Global Supremacy"

LSE IDEAS (2/16/21): Myanmar’s coup: A blow to democracy, a headache for China

Council on Foreign Relations (1/22/21): A review of "How China Loses"

LSE Review of Books (1/21/21): Book review: "The War on the Uyghurs"

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (12/17/20): Pushing back against China's digital order

East-West Center (12/3/20): US policy towards Cambodia requires nuance

LSE IDEAS (10/14/20): Ask the experts: Is a renewed EU-China partnership possible?

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (10/5/20): Biden "re-pivot" to Asia cannot be Obama 2.0

LSE IDEAS (7/10/20): The failures of the "China fantasy"

Lowy Institute (5/27/20) Another pearl in China's string?

LSE IDEAS (5/14/20) Covid-19 and the Global South

LSE IDEAS (3/25/20): Battleground Southeast Asia: China's rise and America's options

Lowy Institute (11/26/19): Cambodia: playing the long game with Hun Sen

Council on Foreign Relations (12/20/18): Can Hun Sen pass power to his children?

Popular media

The Boston Globe (5/18/22): American hypocrisy comes back to bite us

The Boston Globe (3/23/22): COVID reveals the weakness of China's authoritarianism

Foreign Policy (12/2/21): Myanmar’s military must be shown it can’t win

GZERO Media (Eurasia Group) (10/27/21): What you need to know about this weekend’s G-20 meeting

GZERO Media (Eurasia Group) (10/1/21): How the lessons of Vietnam and Afghanistan can help the US face China

Foreign Policy (9/8/21): China is OK with interfering in Guinea’s internal affairs

Foreign Policy (8/13/21): China is repeating US mistakes with its own global arrogance

World Politics Review (7/30/21): Global South leaders are ignoring anti-China sentiment at their peril

The National Interest (7/21/21): From Afghanistan to Africa, is this the end of Western nation-building?

GZERO Media (Eurasia Group) (7/16/21): Myanmar is a danger to its neighbors — will anyone step in?

Nikkei Asian Review (4/6/21): Chinese aggression pushes Vietnam ever closer to Washington

The Boston Globe (4/2/21): How to prevent Myanmar from becoming another US failure

World Politics Review (3/16/21): Will Taiwan’s Dongsha Islands be the next Crimea? (syndicated in Business Insider)

Foreign Policy (3/4/21): Biden can engage Southeast Asia without compromising US values

The National Interest (3/4/21): Why Asia is not eager to join a new trade deal on America’s terms

American Purpose (3/3/21): Show me the money

NPR (2/2/21): After Myanmar coup, US must nudge military to share power with Suu Kyi

American Purpose (11/16/20): Southeast Asia's balancing act

The Boston Globe (11/9/20): Stand up for Taiwan

The National Interest (10/21/20): To beat China, support people, not illiberal elites

SupChina (10/21/20): China's relationship with Southeast Asia, explained

CNN Opinion (10/19/20): By limiting student visas, the US is losing more than students

The Boston Globe (10/4/20): Expand American influence around the world, or else China will fill our shoes

9DASHLINE (9/9/20): Thailand protests: an ancien régime faces a reckoning 

The Boston Globe (9/3/20): China's leader makes it all about him, and that's dangerous

The Diplomat (9/1/20): How the US can win back Southeast Asia

Haaretz (6/14/20): How long can Trump bully Israel to downgrade ties with China?

9DASHLINE (6/2/20): Has the Mekong become the new South China Sea?

The Washington Post (6/2/20): Welcome to China’s new interventionist foreign policy

Politico Europe (5/22/20): China flexes its trade muscles

Quartz (5/1/20): Western democracy's problem with authority makes it more vulnerable to Covid-19

Foreign Policy (4/20/20): Beijing's propaganda is finding few takers

The American Interest (4/15/20): How China's mask diplomacy failed

Slate (3/20/20): China is not the hero of the pandemic

Foreign Policy (3/10/20): Hun Sen is rewriting Cambodian history under Xi Jinping's tutelage

The Diplomat (2/29/20): Making the most of US-ASEAN ties, even without the Vegas summit

Politico Europe (2/21/20): How Brexit could undermine human rights in Cambodia

The Washington Post (2/1/20): Trump's travel ban expansion is an unexpected win—for China

Haaretz (12/11/19): Israel's shameful role in Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingya 

Foreign Policy (12/12/19): In Cambodia, 'rule of law' means Hun Sen rules

Washington Monthly (11/25/19): Where China isn't sending its best and brightest 

The Diplomat (10/1/19): Can the US bring Cambodia back from the brink?

World Politics Review (4/12/19): Trump, normally cozy with despots, takes a hard line with Cambodia’s Hun Sen

The Times of Israel (8/20/18): A nationalist streak runs through Putin's love for Jews and Israel

Image: Fishermen off the coast of Kep, Cambodia (Charles Dunst)