Tag: Hun Sen

With a Smile, Southeast Asian Nations Protect an Authoritarian

BANGKOK — ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is not an acronym that tends to excite. Founded on notions of consensus-building and noninterference, the 10-nation group issues pronouncements drowning in careful and bland language. This week, though, regional governments have banded together to use ASEAN’s principles to justify a startling act: blocking Cambodian […]

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