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Articles: Cambodia


Review: Hun Sen, the great survivor

The World Today, Volume 70, Number 6, December 2014

Bertil Lintner reviews Hun Sen's Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio, Yale University Press
[read the article at chathamhouse.org.uk]

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Few clear lines in Preah Vihear ruling

Asia Times, November 15, 2013

While many hoped the recent ICJ ruling on Preah Vihear would resolve the sometimes lethal border disputes between Thailand and Cambodia, both sides have nationalistic cause to stir new tensions based on the decision's undefined aspects.
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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Book Review: Mindset of a mass murderer

Asia Times, June 23, 2012

Bertil Lintner reviews Facing the Torturer: Inside the Mind of a War Criminal by Francois Bizot.
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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No Love Lost Among Khmers and Thais

Far Eastern Economic Review, December, 2009

The current standoff between Thailand and Cambodia is more than just a spat, as the Thai media are tending to portray it. But it also not the most serious crisis in the history of Thai-Cambodian relations.
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The Day of Reckoning in Cambodia?

Far Eastern Economic Review, March, 2009

As five of the Khmer Rouge's former leaders are being tried in Cambodia, the day of reckoning is finally here for one of the most murderous regimes in modern history.
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Temple Furor Exposes Delicate Ties

Far Eastern Economic Review, July, 2008

A temple complex near the Thai-Cambodian border has pitted not only the two countries against each other but also Thai opposition political parties against the government of Samak Sundaravej.
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Odd couple: The royal and the Red

Asia Times, October 31, 2007

North Korean Premier Kim Yong-il is scheduled to pay a four-day visit to Cambodia in early November, underscoring the curious close relationship between one of the world's last communist dictatorships and one of Asia's most ancient monarchies.
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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One Big Happy Family in Cambodia

Asia Times, March 20, 2007

Cambodia's rough-and-tumble politics have long been bloody, marred by frequent political assassinations and violence. But never before have they been quite so blood-linked.
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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Dining with the Dear Leader

Asia Times, March 15, 2007

Its undoubtedly the liveliest and most popular Korean restaurant in Phnom Penh. Packed for lunch and dinner, the Pyongyang Restaurant is famous not only for its cold noodles and barbecue served with kim chi, but also for its talented wait staff, which when not serving are dancing to traditional Korean tunes played on violins and electric piano.
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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Book Review: Dutch Footprints Along the Irrawaddy

The Irrawaddy, February, 2007

Bertil Lintner reviews Seventeenth-century Burma and the Dutch East India Company.
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Book Review: On the Trail of a Killer

The Irrawaddy, September, 2006

Bertil Lintner reviews this compelling tale of one man's search for the commandant of a notorious Khmer Rouge death camp.
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Book Review: Dead and Buried?

The Irrawaddy, June, 2005

Any book about the question of guilt for the Cambodian genocide, and who should be brought to justice, is bound to cause controversy, and Getting Away With Genocide, by Tom Fawthrop and Helen Jarvis is no exception, writes Bertil Lintner.
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Book Review: Cambodia's Bad Dream

The Irrawaddy, March, 2005

Bertil Lintner reviews Philip Short's account of Pol Pot and his regime.
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Cambodia: Royal Pain

Far Eastern Economic Review, December 04, 2003

In Cambodia, a four-month government deadlock could make donors think twice, and the king is very unhappy about it.
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Casinos: Betting on the Border

Far Eastern Economic Review, December 04, 2003

On Cambodia's frontier, the Poipet casino enclave has taken just four years to become a major gambling centre. But it could all vanish as quickly as it appeared.
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Economic Monitor: Cambodia

Far Eastern Economic Review, September 25, 2003

Cambodia needs to diversify its economy away from its dependence on the garment industry and tourism.
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Economic Monitor: Cambodia

Far Eastern Economic Review, March 13, 2003

With little effort to root out corruption and foster reform, tourism will remain the mainstay of the Cambodian economy.
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Economic Monitor: Cambodia

Far Eastern Economic Review, September 26, 2002

Cambodia is continuing to experience slow but steady economic growth and almost zero inflation, but there are other storm clouds on the horizon: A mounting foreign debt, and the likelihood of food shortages due to adverse weather conditions.
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Cambodia: Drugs and Politics

Far Eastern Economic Review, February 07, 2002

The local politicians who are standing for election in Cambodia's first commune polls on February 3 are more than just bureaucrats. Some also supervise and benefit from local business, and in today's Cambodia, that often means crime.
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