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World Politics Review: How Much Pressure Will the EU’s New Cambodia Sanctions Put on Hun Sen?

Almost a year-and-a-half after threatening to sanction Cambodia over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s clampdown on human rights, and a year after beginning the formal process for doing so, the European Union finally made good on its word. Underwhelmed by the Cambodian government’s meager attempts to allow political dissent and media freedoms, the bloc announced in February that it would suspend tariff-free access for more than $1 billion worth of exports from the Southeast Asian nation, starting in August....

( Former US Secretary of State John Kerry Shares a Laugh With Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen Photo Credit: US Embassy Phnom Penh/Creative Commons)

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