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In Pol Pot Time

Author: Joshua Kurlantzick, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia
August 6, 2009
London Review of Books

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Cambodia, now 15 years removed from civil war, remains a shattered country. Poverty is on a par with many failed African states, there is widespread malnourishment, and at night packs of beggars, many maimed from the war, gather outside restaurants and bars to plead for small change. These things don't happen in neighbouring Vietnam or Thailand.

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