Base or no base, Cambodia has warmed to Beijing, much to the chagrin of the Pentagon. Photo: AP
Emanuele Scimia
Opinion

Opinion

Emanuele Scimia

Cambodia is the US-China rivalry’s latest front, as talk of base access alarms Washington

  • Phnom Penh and Beijing both deny reports of a new base agreement, but undeniably closer cooperation has Washington on edge
  • Ultimately, the growing rivalry between the two and the importance of the Indo-Pacific region means further militarisation appears inevitable

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Base or no base, Cambodia has warmed to Beijing, much to the chagrin of the Pentagon. Photo: AP
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