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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 Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin

    High-ranking Republican politicians have lately been turning up at Donald Trump’s New York City trial to demonstrate solidarity with the former president. But their attendance also serves a more alarming purpose: to validate Trump as a competing source of sovereign power, independent of the US Constitution and the rule of law.

    explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway

    A growing body of literature focusing on the domain between the microeconomic and the macroeconomic has become increasingly relevant in a world beset by supply shocks. Armed with such insights, those designing industrial policies will have a better chance of achieving their overlapping economic- and national-security goals.

    details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    What the AI Pessimists Are Missing

    Michael R. Strain points out that the technology will help to address many of the risks it creates.
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    The Innocent Bystanders of College Protests

    Takatoshi Ito laments that a radical minority can disrupt the lives of so many in the broader university community.
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    Only Public-Private Cooperation Can Accelerate Decarbonization

    Francesco La Camera & Bruce Douglas explain how to translate political commitments into actual wind turbines and solar panels.
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    Defining Success in Ukraine

    Richard Haass calls for a shift to a defensive posture and efforts to bring about a long-term ceasefire.
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    A Unified Western Strategy for Ukraine

    Anders Åslund proposes a maximalist approach to military aid to replace the current piecemeal injections of old weapons.

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