"Although Cambodia has made some progress in establishing democratic institutions, developing its economy, improving labor conditions, and nurturing a civil society, U.S.-Cambodian relations remain strained. The United States has restricted bilateral assistance to non-government organizations in Cambodia. This is in response to strong-arm political tactics by the Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen, incidents of politically motivated violence against opposition activists and supporters, and other human rights problems. This report discusses major issues in U.S.-Cambodian relations, including political developments in Cambodia, bilateral trade, foreign aid, and terrorism. On March 25, 2004, H.Con.Res. 399 was introduced, which urges the President to promote the ratification, establishment, and financing of a tribunal for the prosecution of surviving leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime. This report will be updated as warranted."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21289