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Khmer Rouge

A Song of Reconciliation

Betty Londergan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Beyond the fear is the way of life Cambodian people learned over years of oppression: to trust no one and talk to no one, to care only about yourself, and to put your head down and simply endure.

Former Cambodian King Dies At 89

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Norodom Sihanouk, the former Cambodian king who was never far from the center of his country's politics through a half-century...

MIA For Nearly 40 Years, Colo. Marine Buried With Full Honors

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 12.09.2012 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado family's years of waiting ended Tuesday when they finally buried a fallen Marine who had been missing since a helicopter cra...

A Joint Worthy Enterprise

Kip Hale | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Kip Hale

It may come as a surprise to some, but the United Nations-Khmer Rouge Tribunal is working. This hybrid Cambodian-international tribunal is a joint enterprise worthy of strong support.

Mass Grave Discovery Raises Ghosts From The Past

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

DO DONTREI, Cambodia -- It was four gray skulls resting on a bed of jumbled bones that again triggered Chea Nouen's memories: breast-feeding her baby ...

Press Coverage of the Cambodian Genocide: An Analysis

Sharon Wu | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Sharon Wu

American politicians and the public lacked the necessary information to devise a viable solution. There was definitely enough press about mass deaths to alarm the public, but journalists simply couldn't provide enough information to persuade anyone to take action.

When the Human Rights Community Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Kip Hale | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Kip Hale

International human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are often the vanguard in this global fight. So, it is perplexing when some of these NGOs undercut their own legitimacy by making public outcries that do little to help their overall causes, and in fact, undermine them.

Whimsical Cupcakes That Feed The Soul In Cambodia

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Opened in 2010, Bloom Training Centre and Café is the brain-child of Ruth Larwill, a mother of two from Brisbane, Australia, who found she could use her passion for cake decorating to provide economic opportunity for vulnerable women in Cambodia.

Cambodian Artist Khin You (1947-2009)

James Scarborough | Posted 10.19.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

Marcus Aurelius writes it's not the thing that passively defines us but our active reaction to the thing. In Cambodian artist Khin You's case, the thing is the horrific atrocities wrought by the Khmer Rouge.

Khmer Rouge Chief Jailer Gets Life In Prison

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The Khmer Rouge tribunal's Supreme Court has ordered the regime's chief jailer to serve life imprisonment, a surprise rul...

Khmer Rouge No. 2 Says Regime Acted For Cambodians

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 01.22.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The deputy leader of the Khmer Rouge regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths in Cambodia's "killing fields" insisted Tuesday...

Top Khmer Rouge Leaders On Trial

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Pol Pot's close confederates cannot solely blame their late leader for the atrocities that took place under Cambodia's Kh...

Remembrance Ceremony Held In 'Killing Field'

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Three top Khmer Rouge leaders accused of orchestrating Cambodia's "killing fields" went on trial Monday before a U.N.-bac...

'Killing Fields' Trial Ready To Go

The Diplomat | Luke Hunt | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

Almost 33 years after Pol Pot was driven from power by invading Vietnamese, his surviving lieutenants are about to see their day in court. Prosecutor ...

Judge Resigns, Alleges Government Interference In Khmer Rouge War Crimes Tribunal

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A German judge responsible for indictments of Khmer Rouge war crimes suspects at Cambodia's U.N.-backed tribunal has resi...

Khmer Rouge Suspect Vows Cooperation With Cambodian Court

AP | By SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The Khmer Rouge's former head of state told a court trying him for genocide and other crimes Thursday that he is keen to tell ...

Khmer Rouge 'Killing Fields' Commanders Go On Trial

Posted 08.27.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The four most senior surviving members of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime went on trial for war crimes on Monday,...

The Best Way to Destroy an Enemy

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

I hope that Pakistanis who are understandably offended by U.S. violation of Pakistan's sovereignty will keep in mind that individual Americans don't represent, nor are we necessarily well represented by, the American government.

Chasing Demons: Visiting Pol Pot's Grave

Peter Winter | Posted 05.26.2011 | Travel
Peter Winter

2011-03-27-20110326BurningHDR.gif We loaded up the bikes early. Our destination for the day was Prasat Preah Vihear, a mountaintop temple currently the sticking point between Thai and Cambodia military forces.

Overcoming past traumas to build a stable future

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the World Bank's Conflict and Development blog on November 5, 2010. If your child is murdered or your friend is tort...

The Killing Fields and Indonesia's Relations with Cambodia Revisited

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Benny Widyono at an Indonesian Consulate fete years ago. I knew upon meeting him that he had an extraordinary mind and knew Asia's south...

From Tinseltown to the Trash Heap: One Man, Big Change

YouthGive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

I met Scott Neeson at a fundraiser for the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF). The former President of 20th Century Fox International traveled to Cambodia, and this was the experience that would change his life forever.

CNN Hero Aki Ra Disarms Land Mines In Cambodia He Placed Decades Earlier

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Aki Ra, leader of the nonprofit Cambodian Self Help Demining team, works to make his country more safe by clearing land mines on a daily basis. He est...

Khmer Rouge 'Killing Fields' Leader Found Guilty Of War Crimes

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A war crimes tribunal sentenced the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer on Monday to a prison term that will see him serve less th...

The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan: Must-See Vietnam Feature Doc Asks All the Right Questions

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Whittling 300 hours of footage to a spellbinding 77 minutes edited over a year and a half, The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan has more questions than answers.