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Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Land by Henry Kamm

By Henry Kamm

During this nerve-racking, firsthand document, Pulitzer Prize-winning long island instances correspondent Kamm makes us care deeply approximately Southeast Asia's forgotten stepchild, Cambodia. Melding a background of the tormented country of 10 million with reportage according to his a variety of journeys there among 1970 and 1997, he criticizes the Western powers, led through the united states, for helping dictator Pol Pot's genocidal regime (1975-79), which, he argues, the West thought of a lesser evil than the Vietnamese communist invaders and their Cambodian backers who governed for the next decade. at the present time, whereas Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia's absent king and previous reasonable chief, "governs" via fax from Beijing, the place he lies incurably ailing with melanoma, Cambodia continues to be governed by way of the tyrannical, Vietnam-installed coalition executive of leading Minister Hun Sen. in keeping with the writer, Hun Sen hasn't ever attained legitimacy within the eyes of lots of his compatriots, whose country?bestrewed by way of numerous land mines?is beset by way of rampant lawlessness and corruption, endemic poverty and Asia's worst AIDS/HIV epidemic. Contending that the UN's much-touted 1992-93 peacekeeping undertaking to Cambodia was once a failure that left the established order intact, Kamm boldly proposes that Cambodia be put less than a world trusteeship to nurse this gravely incapacitated country again to wellbeing and fitness.

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He was faced with serious problems in Anatolia and Iran. In 198 he forced his domination on the Carian towns but achieved a brilliant victory over PTOLEMY III, largely aided by the use of fighting elephants introduced by Hannibal. Other wars in the east and against Egypt resulted in a gain of territories which extended Musti, in CAH VII/1:197–8; van der Spek, in Kuhrt and Sherwin-White 1987:66ff. Antiochus VII Sidetes Seleucid king, successor of Antiochus VI (Epiphanes) (138–129). He campaigned against the Parthians and reconquered Babylonia and Media for a brief period, to the apparent delight of the Greeks residing in Mesopotamia.

Mitchell 1982, in CAH III/1:488, 490, 492 Atossa Persian queen, daughter of CYRUS II, wife of DARIUS I, mother of XERXES I. She is only known from Greek historiography, where she is said to have had great power and instigated Darius’ invasion of Greece. : 400–3, 407–8 Athaliah Israelite princess, ruler of Judah, (841–835). She is usually designated as daughter of AHAB and granddaughter of OMRI, but she was perhaps Omri’s daughter.

Mitchell 1982, in CAH III/1:488, 490, 492 Atossa Persian queen, daughter of CYRUS II, wife of DARIUS I, mother of XERXES I. She is only known from Greek historiography, where she is said to have had great power and instigated Darius’ invasion of Greece. : 400–3, 407–8 Athaliah Israelite princess, ruler of Judah, (841–835). She is usually designated as daughter of AHAB and granddaughter of OMRI, but she was perhaps Omri’s daughter.

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