A Deft Crackdown on Democracy in Cambodia

After a strong showing by Cambodia’s opposition party in June’s local elections, the long-serving Prime Minister has severely cracked down on dissent in a lead up to the 2018 national elections when his seat will once again be vulnerable. MJIA’s Online Editor who just returned from three months working as a reporter in the Kingdom shares his take on the situation A young protester calls for Prime Minister Hun Sen to step down on the final day of a three-day rally organized by opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, Phnom Penh, Oct. 25, 2013. (Heng Reaksmey/VOA Khmer) Following accusations that the 2013 national election, which Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia once again won, was a fraud

The Watchlist: War in Rio’s Largest Favela, Somalia Enters Gulf Crisis and far-right gains in German

Week of September 25th Brazilian military entering Rio de Janeiro’s Rocinha Favela to combat armed drug traffickers Africa Gulf Crisis Spreads To Somalia The ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has created a constitutional crisis in Somalia. Following statements by three semi-autonomous Somali states in support of Saudi Arabia, the federal government asserted its authority, in a statement, to make decisions in foreign relations. Specifically, the provisional constitution of Somalia, which has been in place for five years, gives the federal government complete control of national defense and foreign policy decisions. The government has maintained a neutral position and has advocat

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