Cambodia: General Articles
Articles on this site are divided into several categories. General articles on a variety of topics are listed on this page; opinion pieces and essays can be found on the Essays page, and official reports and historical documents can be found in the Historical Documents section. Biographies and oral histories are listed in the Oral Histories section, and several trip journals and travelogues are available in the Travel section. There are also several reviews of books about Cambodia in the Book Review area. A few articles are listed in more than one section.
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- The Number: Quantifying Crimes Against Humanity in Cambodia
A 1999 report, written by Craig Etcheson, for the Documentation Center of Cambodia Mapping Project. This report examines atrocities committed during the Pol Pot regime, and attempts to estimate the number of victims. Reprinted here with the kind permission of the author.
- The Khmer Rouge Trials: Is It Worth It, And For Whom?
A transcript of a November, 2004 panel discussion held in Phnom Penh, discussing the possiblity of trying Khmer Rouge officials for crimes committed during their reign. Panelists include Keo Remi, Steve Heder, and Helen Jarvis. (Thanks to the Documentation Center of Cambodia for providing this article.)
- Counting Hell
A detailed discussion of various estimates of the death toll from the Khmer Rouge regime, written by Bruce Sharp.
- Revisiting the Killing Fields: The Khmer Rouge and Globalization
An article by Rachel Rinaldo, examining the factors that created the Khmer Rouge.
- Pol Pot's Charisma
An article by Socheat Som, examining the traits that enabled Pol Pot to come to power.
- Kampuchea: A Demographic Catastrophe
A 1980 report prepared by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, analyzing the demographic impact of the Khmer Rouge regime.
- Hun Sen and Democracy
Written by Alan Knight. Originally posted to bit.listserv.seasia-l in July 1997.
- Rays of Hope on Dark Streets in Phnom Penh
Written by Antonio Graceffo, May 2004.
- Cham Muslims: A Look at Cambodia's Muslim Minority
Written by Antonio Graceffo, October 2004.
- Landmines in Cambodia
Discusses the problems posed by the vast number of antipersonnel mines in the Cambodian countryside.
- The Status of Khmer Women
Written by Elizabeth Chey; previously unpublished.
- Cambodian Women and Barriers to Social Participation
Written by Lay Vicheka, January 2005.
- Feeding the Ancestors: The Cambodian Pchum Ben Festival
Written by Antonio Graceffo, October 2004.
- Averaging Wrong Answers: Noam Chomsky and the Cambodia Controversy
A detailed article examining Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman's writings on Cambodia.
- Evil Scholars? Noam Chomsky and Cambodia
An archive of a Usenet discussion, with articles by Bruce Sharp and John Kenneth Rucell.
- The Chorus and the Cassandra: A Response
A reply to an essay by Christopher Hitchens, in which Hitchens defended Noam Chomsky's comments on Cambodia.
- Noam Chomsky on the CIA Demographic Catastrophe Report
An article by Nathan Folkert, discussing Chomsky's claims regarding a 1980 CIA report.
- A Blast from the Past
An eyewitness account of the 1997 coup, and the looting of Pochentong Airport, written by Dan O'Donnell.
- Sam Rainsy Welcomed in Alaska
An account of Sam Rainsy's September, 2000 visit to Alaska, written by Bert Hoak.
- The Cambodian-American Response to September 11
A short article about the Cambodian community's response to the September 11 attacks on the United States. Written by Bruce Sharp.
- The International Federation of Champa
An article on a new organization, whose goal is the preservation of Cham culture. Written by Antonio Graceffo, August 2007.
- A Flag With A Tortured Past
An article by Siegfried Ehrmann clarifies the question: what did the flag of Democratic Kampuchea really look like?
- A Beautiful Khmer Baby Named Ann Marie
An article by David Calleja, about an HIV-positive girl.
- Southeast Asian American Education 35 Years After Initial Resettlement: Research Report and Policy Recommendations
Written by Wayne E. Wright and Sovicheth Boun and the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement, this PDF report examines the educational status of Southeast Asians in the United States. The document was presented in October 2010 at a conference sponsored by the National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans.