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Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy

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Sam Rainsy is a former Cambodian finance minister and current opposition leader.

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  1. Stopping Cambodia’s Reckless Urban Development
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    Stopping Cambodia’s Reckless Urban Development

    Aug 14, 2020 Sam Rainsy argues that only an improved land ownership registration system can protect residents and the environment.

  2. Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy
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    Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy

    Jan 15, 2020 Sam Rainsy exposes the machinations of Hun Sen's government behind the sham trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha.

  3. The Fall and Rise of Cambodia’s Opposition
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    The Fall and Rise of Cambodia’s Opposition

    Nov 1, 2019 Sam Rainsy urges the international community to defend his people's right to challenge Hun Sen's authoritarian regime.

  4. China’s Cambodian Invasion
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    China’s Cambodian Invasion

    Aug 2, 2019 Sam Rainsy warns that Prime Minister Hun Sen's reported deal with the Chinese navy has global ramifications.

  5. Cambodia Throws a Wrench into Trump’s Trade War
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    Cambodia Throws a Wrench into Trump’s Trade War

    Jul 3, 2019 Sam Rainsy warns that Hun Sen's government will continue to serve China’s interests, which include skirting US tariffs.

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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell

    In a world of giants, the EU and Mercosur together represent just 10% of the world’s population and 20% of global GDP. If either wants to wield global influence, it needs the other, making the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a strategic imperative.

    urge European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.

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