Three factors explain the recent acceleration of the Cambodian peace negotiations. A long-term factor was the world's continuing isolation of the Phnom Penh regime. Since the Vietnamese overthrow of Pol Pot's genocidal Khmer Rouge in 1979, the UN has embargoed Cambodia, trapping its people in poverty and threatening the economy with strangulation.
Recommended CitationKiernan, Ben; Kessler, Clive S.; Curran, Clare; and McCullum, Hugh, Briefings: 1. Dangerous Liaisons 2. Love Thy Neighbour 3. A Democrat story 4. Exhausted, Australian Left Review, 1(135), 1991, 6-11.