Policy reports, journal articles, op-ed pieces, and book reviews
Think tanks and academia
Center for Strategic and International Studies (6/5/23): Spotlight – Cambodia's economic outlook
Center for Strategic and International Studies (5/9/23): Spotlight – Hun Manet's promotion
Center for Strategic and International Studies (3/9/23): Spotlight – Kem Sokha's treason conviction
Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (Kyoto University) (2/28/23): Review – Beijing’s Global Media Offensive
East Asia Forum (2/28/23): Hun Manet: Cambodia’s rising son (syndicated version of 1/13/23 CSIS piece)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (2/15/23): Spotlight – Cambodia moves against the free press
London School of Economics (2/1/23): On religion and immigration in “Defeating the Dictators”
Center for Strategic and International Studies (1/13/23): What's next for Cambodia's princeling?
CSCAP Regional Outlook 2023 (12/6/22): United States: Will China let us have peace?
Council on Foreign Relations (11/16/22): How China is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty: A Review
Center for Strategic and International Studies (11/9/22): Spotlight – Hun Sen's decisions ahead of Biden's visit
Center for Strategic and International Studies (10/11/22): Spotlight – Hun Manet's rising profile
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?
TIME (5/15/23): Immigrants are key to fighting off authoritarianism
Washington Monthly (3/23/23): Where people want a dictator
Nikkei Asia (3/21/23): ASEAN's Myanmar paralysis underlines its illiberal skew
Big Think (3/13/23): A 6-point plan to hold everyone accountable
Reaction (3/1/23): The West must back Ukraine but saving democracy starts at home
The Wire China (2/19/23): Autocrats' bad education
The Telegraph (2/3/23): Britain's broken meritocracy is destroying our democracy
Fortune (1/31/23): To regain public trust, governments need to work with the private sector
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 Asia (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)