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Why the Paris Peace Agreements Deserve a Place in Cambodia’s National Calendar
January 31, 2022

Why the Paris Peace Agreements Deserve a Place in Cambodia’s National Calendar

By Courtney Weatherby and William M. Wise
The landmark accords played an important role in enabling an end to decades of conflict.

Surviving Saigon in 1945 and a Dog Named Mephisto
December 31, 2021

Surviving Saigon in 1945 and a Dog Named Mephisto

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author Thierry de Roland Peel.
Cambodia’s History, Viewed Through Sihanoukville
November 16, 2021

Cambodia’s History, Viewed Through Sihanoukville

By Youk Chhang
Youk Chhang recalls visits to the seaside town during several key points in Cambodia’s history.

Why Cambodia’s Military History Is So Important for National Security
October 22, 2021

Why Cambodia’s Military History Is So Important for National Security

By Youk Chhang
Cambodia’s military history is full of lessons on how (and when) to exercise restraint, patience, and boldness in defending national security.

Afghanistan: Lessons From Cambodia
September 11, 2021

Afghanistan: Lessons From Cambodia

By Youk Chhang
There have been many references to the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam as an important historical analogy for today’s Afghanistan. A better analogy is Cambodia.

The Last Stand by Pol Pot’s Last Man
August 19, 2021

The Last Stand by Pol Pot’s Last Man

By Luke Hunt
"No what matter what you decide I will die in prison… that’s the end," Khieu Samphan told the court.

Defense: Former Khmer Rouge Official Not Guilty of Genocide
August 18, 2021

Defense: Former Khmer Rouge Official Not Guilty of Genocide

By Sopheng Cheang and David Rising
Khieu Samphan's lawyers have called for judges to dismiss the genocide conviction handed down against him in 2018.
After 15 Years, Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal Nears Its End
August 06, 2021

After 15 Years, Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal Nears Its End

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Helen Jarvis, a genocide scholar and tribunal stalwart.

John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat
February 23, 2021

John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat

By Sebastian Strangio
Cambodia's wondrous temples reflect the various stages of the country's history, from colonialism to revolution to the present era of mass tourism.

Framing the Khmer Rouge
January 28, 2021

Framing the Khmer Rouge

By Charles Fox
Cambodia has long been presented to the world through the viewfinders of foreign photographers – but that’s slowly starting to change.

The World According to Cambodia’s CPP
July 17, 2020

The World According to Cambodia’s CPP

By Sebastian Strangio
If the West truly wants to change Hun Sen’s behavior, it needs to understand how he sees the world.
Cambodia’s Disastrous Dependence on China: A History Lesson
December 04, 2019

Cambodia’s Disastrous Dependence on China: A History Lesson

By Chansambath Bong
Overdependence on China undermines Cambodia’s national security. We know because it’s happened before.

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