Tag Archives: Asia

How the west supported the Khmer Rouge

The late travel documentarian and TV chef Anthony Bourdain once said that “once you’ve been to Cambodia, you’ll never stop wanting to beat Henry Kissinger to death with your bare hands”.  Bourdain was reflecting on the legacy of the Cambodian genocide, a period in which around a million and a half Cambodians were murdered under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.  The

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A Brief History of Singapore

How did Singapore become the successful multicultural city-state it is today? Find out about Singapore’s history as it passed between the control of Asian empires in the Middle Ages, the impact of British imperialism, why the loss of colony to the Japanese in WWII was so significant, and the struggle for independence under leaders like Lee Kuan Yew.

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