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.
|Title:||Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge, and the United Nations in Cambodia|
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
|Dimensions:||6.3 x 9.5 x 1 inches - Hardcover|
|Dimensions:||6.1 x 9.1 x 0.80 inches - Paperback|
|File Size (Kindle):||21566 KB|
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