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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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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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