Anakut is a podcast about Cambodia, where it stands today and where it's moving into the future. In each episode, we invite new guests into our studio to discuss a major thematic issue affecting the Kingdom of Wonder. The podcast is a Southeast Asia Globe production partnership Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Cambodia. Join us for the conversation!
Media and Press Freedom in the Kingdom
This week on Anakut, hosts Meng and Andrew wrap up the first season with a slightly meta -topic: The Cambodian media landscape as it stands today. This is a big topic that covers everything from the country’s falling press freedom ranking to the future...
Democracy in Cambodia and ASEAN
This week, it’s all about democracy. We sat down with Pech Pisey, executive director from Transparency International Cambodia (TI) about the state of play here in Cambodia. From our conversation Pisey shared with us that Cambodia today does not practice...
Beyond Aid and the future of foreign money in Cambodia
In this sixth episode of Anakut, we discuss what lies after aid for Cambodia. We're already in a time when a fast-growing economy is pushing Cambodia into early middle-income status and into a new stage of development. That's not to say aid is leaving...
For the fifth episode of Anakut, we’re talking leapfrogging. That’s not the classic children’s game, but the concept that developing states can skip old technology to get right up to speed with the latest and greatest. To learn more, we spoke to Kem...
Between Modernity and Tradition
Cambodia is a country steeped in culture and tradition. How does an increasingly international perspective amongst young people create a clash between traditional Cambodian values and more modern, international ways of thinking? We speak with Rithy...
The future of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers and the people who rely on them.
The Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers are vital resources that support millions of people in Southeast Asia. As the climate emergency and infrastructure developments disrupt previously reliable cycles of nature, the health of the river system and those whom...
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Inside look into Cambodia
Anakut is a great listen. It offers an on the ground look into whats happening in Cambodia.