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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.

Nuon Chea: Remembering the Legacy of the Khmer Rouge’s Chief Ideologue
August 06, 2019

Nuon Chea: Remembering the Legacy of the Khmer Rouge’s Chief Ideologue

By Luke Hunt
The death of one of the genocidal regime’s remaining leaders has once again highlighted a dark chapter in Cambodia’s past.

January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives
January 16, 2019

January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives

By Kimkong Heng
Cambodian politicians should move beyond their arguments over history and find common ground to move Cambodia forward.

Does Nuon Chea Still Have No Regrets?
December 18, 2018

Does Nuon Chea Still Have No Regrets?

By Shelly Culbertson
In 1992, the Khmer Rouge leader insisted he had no regrets about the past.
It’s Time for French Museums to Return Cambodian Artifacts
December 13, 2018

It’s Time for French Museums to Return Cambodian Artifacts

By Darren Touch
A new report recommends returning artifacts seized from French colonies in Africa. Cambodia should also be included.

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