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Cambodian Supreme Court Upholds Life Sentences For Khmer Rouge Leaders

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.23.2016 | World

A Cambodian Supreme Court chamber on Wednesday upheld a life sentence for two top cadres of the 1970s Khmer Rouge found guilty of crimes against human...

Survivors Of Rape And Forced Marriage Seek Justice In Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Trials

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.17.2016 | World

In Cambodia, the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal hears from survivors of forced marriage, but critics say the court should also cover other acts of g...

The Death and Life of a Legendary Journalist

Tom Allon | Posted 07.10.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

It's one of the worst cliches but here goes: they don't make 'em like that anymore. Sydney Schanberg, one of the all-time great journalists, passed a...

'Daze of Justice' Explores Cambodia's Trauma of Silence

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

In the early 90s while a graduate student in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University, I became a cub reporter and got a juicy a...

Why Culture is Essential for Conflict Recovery and Sustainable Development

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Cynthia P. Schneider

Think of what, for example, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Mali could learn from each other in deploying culture to help recovery from conflict. These countries all understand the value of culture in fostering peace, harmony, and economic development.

What Made Dozens Of People Hide In The Laotian Forest For Years?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Corinne Purtill on her new ...

Healing Intergenerational Trauma

Jennifer Ka | Posted 11.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Ka

I feel the detrimental effects of war and violence. My parents are Khmer Rouge genocide survivors, and they carried with them a world of hurt. I did n...

What Do Hell and Camelot Have in Common?

Francis Levy | Posted 10.01.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

Camelot was the court of King Arthur, but it also was term given to the Kennedy White House. The knights in shining armor were of course Jack, Bobby and Teddy, and there were a cast of characters, too.

This Khmer Rouge Survivor Sells Backpacks to Fund New Schools in Cambodia

JUST | Posted 10.01.2016 | Style
JUST

This is a story about a man named Koky Saly. A pretty incredible man with a story that needs to be told. It's a story about overcoming obstacles, the kinds of which most of us will not even face in this lifetime.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's Human: "Love Is the Answer"

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Perhaps what feeds this genius, this champion of communication and understanding among us, is that he comprehends the power of one. It is a power we often forget -- I know I do -- the ability to change the world, one small, tiny, at times seemingly insignificant action at a time.

UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.

The Heart of a Tiger

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.04.2016 | Books
SreyRam Kuy, MD

We'd like to share excerpts from the forthcoming book, The Heart of a Tiger, a compilation of stories about a family's survival during the Cambodian Killing Fields. I hope that you are blessed and inspired by these stories.

An Incredible Photo Series Captures The Cambodians Who Remove Unexploded Bombs

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

A small group of Cambodians -- some of whom only recently learned to swim -- is doing zero-visibility dives to rid the country's waters of bombs. Phot...

Jeb Bush, Iraq, and the Vietnam Syndrome

Steven Conn | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

Those who forget the past may not be doomed to repeat it, but they might well make a lot of very bad decisions that the rest of us wind up regretting.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

Francis Levy | Posted 06.27.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man and John Pirozzi's Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll are documentaries about music that became contraband during two repressive regimes, South Africa's Apartheid and Cambodia's Khmer Rouge era. That's about where the similarity ends.

7 Reasons To Go To Cambodia Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel

When the sun rises over Angkor Wat, it's easy to understand why the citizens of the ancient city of Angkor considered their leaders to be gods. The ri...

Honoring the Senselessly Dead: The Khmer Rouge and Modern Warhawks

Caleb Brooks | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Caleb Brooks

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge. It is an event that made hardly a blip on the radar of international news back then, and its remembrance four decades on is likely to make even less of one.

40 Years After the Cambodian Genocide, One Thing My Parents Still Talk About

Sothy Eng | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

April 17th, 2015 marks 40 years since the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh and unleashed a wrath of vengeance against its own people. The genocide war in Cambodia left almost 2 million people dead from execution, starvation and disease.

Meeting Rithy Panh in Cambodia

Karin Badt | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

One in every four Cambodians was murdered during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, between 1975 and 1979. The Missing Picture tells the story of the genocide through a child's perspective, using clay dolls to recreate the director's memories and interspersing these personal scenes with actual footage.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Is a Success, Even If Others Have Trouble Admitting It

Kip Hale | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Kip Hale

The ECCC, on balance, is a major success for international criminal justice. The longevity of the international human rights and rule of law movement depends on building on such successes, while understanding the challenges in their context.

Why Is ISIS So Awful? Evolution, Ideology, Culture, and Sex

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

Who are these guys, why are they so awful, and how can we account for their success? Many are trying to find specific answers, a few resort to racist slurs, but I hope to get to the heart of the matter by framing the questions in evolutionary psychology.

What Kind of Justice, 34 Years After the Khmer Rouge Genocide

Jessica Lander | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Jessica Lander

As of Thursday morning three men have been publicly held responsible for the murder of nearly 2 million Cambodians.

'You Will Survive': Reflections on Surviving the Killing Fields in Cambodia and the Power of Education

The Advice Project | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

After surviving the Cambodian Genocide orchestrated by Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979, Ponheary Ly returned to Siem Reap, Cambodia with what was left of her family.

Why the Current Incarnation of ISIS Is No Joke

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Allowing Iraq's vast oil reserves to fall into the hands of the most extreme Muslim terror group in the world is just not good for world stability. Allowing a Killing Fields type of ethnic cleansing of Iraq is not good on pure humanitarian grounds.