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April 2009: Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Cambodian Case
“Cambodia's Curse” by Joel Brinkley. Foreign Affairs. March/April 2009.
~ The Editors
by Charli Carpenter
“Good guys with guns are not a panacea for long-term stability in a country. But sometimes, they are better than nothing.”
by Mark Gibney
"In this particular case, like many others, those who have not forgotten the past are the ones who have been forced to keep repeating it. Those of us who repeatedly do forget the past have not had to repeat it at all."
New Government in Cambodia
by Tyler Moselle
"The truth is that Cambodia’s Curse is a microcosm of international politics and pricks the conscience of many individuals."
A Coincidental Trip to Cambodia
by Rebecca Otis
“It would seem that little effort has been made in the nation-building efforts of the Cambodian case...certainly Cambodia is cursed by its past, but where lies the cure?"
Changing the Culture of Corruption - Do Small Steps Count?
by Rhona Smith
“Developing a culture of mutual respect and equality should lead in time away from a blanket acceptance of insidious corruption as a way of life"
A Curse Not Limited to Cambodia
by Chandra Lekha Sriram
“Institutions ostensibly designed to right past wrongs and promote an end to a culture of impunity instead become tools in political battles by entrenched elites hoping that they can limit their impact."