Heng Samrin played an outsized and often overlooked role in Cambodia’s history and politics. Arguably one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders, he defected from the Khmer Rouge and fled to Vietnam, where he plotted his return with Hanoi as part of a military force that ousted a genocidal regime led by Pol Pot. He then helped lay the foundation for Cambodia as we know it today. Listen to the podcast with Peter Starr, chief editor of Cambodia Reborn.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has survived another assault on his leadership but his grip on power is far from solid with a majority of the National Assembly unimpressed with […]
For eight years, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal has attempted to find some kind of justice for those who died under Pol Pot’s ruthless regime, with some success, and at times fought a difficult battle against […]