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  • Australia Dumps Its Refugees on Cambodia

    Five detainees on the South Pacific island of Nauru have stitched their lips together in response to the arrangement signed last Friday for Australia to palm off unwanted refugees to Cambodia in exchange for $35 million in aid.

  • Weed Pizza and AK-47s: My Summer Vacation in Cambodia

    I came to Cambodia to live out the dream I had entertained since my days as a young boy watching endless action movies and filling my youthful hours with GI Joes and Nerf guns: I was going to shoot an AK-47.

  • I Survived a Khmer Rouge Execution During The Cambodian Genocide

    Sovannora survived prison camps, an execution attempt, and an frantic journey across a minefield. We asked him how he felt after the sentencing of two former Khmer Rouge officials two weeks ago.

  • Totalitarian Tourism in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    My girlfriend and I recently returned from a vacation in Cambodia, where tourism has been growing ever since the country enjoyed its only ever UN-sanctioned elections in 1993. During our time there, all hell broke loose.

  • I Ate Dinner in Pyongyang's Cambodian Outpost

    Pyongyang isn’t just a city in North Korea—it’s also the name of a Southeast Asian restaurant chain run by the North Korean regime. The eateries are as well known for traditional North Korean food as they are for money laundering and spying.

  • Cambodians Are Still Angry at Their Government

    Freedom Park is Phnom Penh’s designated protest space. The Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) have been demonstrating here since September. They want a new election after slamming last summer’s poll for “massive irregularities.”