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Hun Sen's mistake? the domestic political ramifications of his Chinese shelter

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Title:Hun Sen's mistake? the domestic political ramifications of his Chinese shelter
Authors:Dunst, Charles
LC Subject Headings:Cambodia - Relations - China
Cambodia - Politics and government
Date Issued:Apr 2021
Publisher:Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
Series:AsiaPacific issues;no. 148
Abstract:Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's close relationship with the People's Republic of China (PRC) has led scholars and policymakers alike to suggest that Beijing's backing will keep him in power. While Hun Sen himself seems to believe this to be true, his reliance on China is actually enflaming Cambodian discontent to such an extent that his planned patrimonial succession is at risk. Given the fragility of regimes mid-succession, Hun Sen's Chinese shelter is augmenting the potential of his clan's fall. Yet as Hun Sen faces increased domestic opposition, he will only further deepen ties with China in hopes of remaining in power, thereby creating a vicious cycle from which escaping will prove difficult.
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Pages/Duration:8 p.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/76205
ISSN:1522-0966
Appears in Collections: AsiaPacific Issues


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