Dancing in Shadows by Benny Widyono

This fascinating book recounts the remarkable tale of a career U.N. official caught in the turmoil of international and domestic politics swirling around Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. First as a member of the U.N. transitional authority and then as a personal envoy to the U.N. secretary-general, Benny Widyono re-creates the fierce battles for power centering on King Norodom Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge, and Prime Minister Hun Sen.

He also sets the international context, arguing that great-power geopolitics throughout the Cold War and post-Cold War eras triggered and sustained a tragedy of enormous proportions in Cambodia for decades, leading to a flawed peace process and the decline of Sihanouk as a dominant political figure. Putting a human face on international operations, this book will be invaluable reading for anyone interested in Southeast Asia, the role of international peacekeeping, and the international response to genocide.

 

Book Details
Title: Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge, and the United Nations in Cambodia
Author: Benny Widyono
ISBN-10: 0742555526 Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0742555534 Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0742555525 Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0742555532 Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Length: 356 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.5 x 1 inches - Hardcover
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 x 0.80 inches - Paperback
Weight: 1.3 pounds
File Size (Kindle): 21566 KB

 

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