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"Bombs over Cambodia," by Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan, The Walrus (Canada), Oct. 2006, pp. 62-69; "Roots of U.S. Troubles in Afghanistan: Civilian Bombing Casualties and the Cambodian Precedent,” by Ben Kiernan and Taylor Owen, The Asia-Pacific Journal, 26-4-10,June 28, 2010.

Ben Kiernan, "External and Indigenous Sources of Khmer Rouge Ideology," in TheThird Indochina War: Conflict between China, Vietnam and Cambodia, 1972-79. Edited by Odd Arne Westad and Sophie Quinn-Judge. London, Routledge, 2006, pp.187-206.

Racial Discrimination in the Cambodian Genocide, by Liai Duong (GSP Working Paper No. 34, 2006)

482 reels of microfilmed records of Khmer Rouge Santebal (secret police) files, located by the CGP in 1996, and other records filmed by Yale's Sterling Memorial Library

Global Resources Network conference at Yale, March 2005

"Recovering History and Justice in Cambodia," by Ben Kiernan (Comparativ 14/2004)

Edward Kissi (GSP Postdoctoral Fellow 1998-1999), Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, 2005.

Genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda, ed. Susan E. Cook, YCIAS/GSP Monograph Series No. 1, 2004. Chapters

Genocide and Irredentism under Democratic Kampuchea,
by Kanika Mak (GSP Working Paper No. 23, 2004)

"Coming to Terms with the Past: Cambodia," History Today (Sept. 2004)

PBS Interview with Ben Kiernan

"The Demography of Genocide: Cambodia and East Timor" (Critical Asian Studies, 35:4, 2003)

Recent Publications on Cambodia by Ben Kiernan

"Life After Genocide" (Yale Alumni Magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2003)

Books by CGP Authors

The Pol Pot Regime, by Ben Kiernan (2008 edn.)

Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia: Documentation,
Denial and Justice in Cambodia and East Timor
, by Ben Kiernan (Transaction, 2008)

Genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda (2005), edited by Susan E. Cook

How Pol Pot Came to Power, by Ben Kiernan (2nd ed., 2004)

Cambodia (World Bibliographical Series), by Helen Jarvis.

Getting Away With Genocide: Cambodia's Long Struggle Against the Khmer Rouge, by Helen Jarvis and Tom Fawthrop, University of Michigan Press/UNSW Press/Pluto, 2004.

Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors, compiled by Dith Pran, introduction by Ben Kiernan.

Genocide in Cambodia: Documents from the Trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary, edited by Howard J. de Nike, Kenneth J. Robinson, John Quigley, Helen Jarvis, and Nereida Cross.

Pol Pot Plans the Future: Confidential Leadership Documents From Democratic Kampuchea, 1976-1977, edited by David P. Chandler, Ben Kiernan, and Chanthou Boua.

The Pol Pot Regime, by Ben Kiernan (2nd ed., 2002).

Revolution and Its Aftermath in Kampuchea: Eight Essays, edited by David P. Chandler and Ben Kiernan.

Genocide and Democracy in Cambodia: The Khmer Rouge, the United Nations, and the International Community, edited by Ben Kiernan.

Conflict and Change in Cambodia, edited by Ben Kiernan.


Khieu Samphan, Cambodia’s Recent History and the Reasons Behind the Decisions I Made (Prowatttisat kampuchea thmey thmey nih ning koul chomhor rebos khnyom cia bontor bontoap, Phnom Penh, Ponleu Khmer, 2004), reviewed by Ben Kiernan, The Long Term View 6:3, 2005, 32-36)

Pol Pot, by Philip Short, review in Times Higher Education Supplement, February 25, 2005.


CGP Articles, Papers and Reports

Literacy and Education under the Khmer Rouge (Abstract), George Chigas and Dmitri Mosyakov

Ben Kiernan, "Bringing the Khmer Rouge to Justice," Human Rights Review, 1, 3, April-June 2000, pp. 92-108.

Prosecuting Genocide in Cambodia: The Winding Path Towards Justice,Susan E. Cook, Ph.D.

Thailand's Response to the Cambodian Genocide, Dr. Puangthong Rungswasdisab.

March 26, 2000: George Chigas, "A litmus test for Hun Sen," Bangkok Post. Analysis of tribunal-related events from 1999 to the present. Part 2 of 2.

March 19, 2000: George Chigas, "Cornering the Khmer Rouge," Bangkok Post. Analysis of tribunal-related events from 1999 to the present. Part 1 of 2.

Winter 1999: George Chigas, "The Trial of the Khmer Rouge: The Role of the Tuol Sleng and Santebal Archives," Harvard AsiaQuarterly.

October 31, 1999: Susan Cook and George Chigas, "Putting the Khmer Rouge on Trial," Bangkok Post.

March 7, 1999: "Cambodia's Terror Lords Must Not Evade Trial," San Jose Mercury News.

January 5, 1999: "Désolés pour le génocide...," Le Monde.

Documenting the Cambodian Genocide on Multimedia

First CGP Progress Report, September 1995

Report of the Cambodian Genocide Program, 1994-1997

Report of the Cambodian Genocide Program, 1997-1999

Report of the Cambodian Genocide Program, 1999-2000
(To read the 1999-2000 report in Acrobat PDF format, click here.)

Report to the State Department, 2000-01

CGP Report, 2001-03

Translations by the CGP

Ieng Sary's Regime

Khmer Rouge Biographical Questionnaire

Khmer Rouge Regular Army: Order of Battle, January 1976

Khmer Rouge Wartime Propaganda on Women

Autobiography of Thiounn Prasith, former Khmer Rouge Ambassador to the United Nations. (Dated 25 December 1976)

The Pol Pot Files, 1975-77

The Son Sen Files, 1976-77

Other Readings

Sucheng Chan, Survivors:Cambodian Refugees in the United States (2004).

Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge, and the United Nations in Cambodia,
by Benny Widyono (Lanham, Md., Rowman and Littlefield, 2008).

Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot, by David Chandler.

Cambodia, 1975-1978: Rendezvous with Death, edited by Karl D. Jackson.

Faces magazine special issue on Cambodia for children.

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, by Loung Ung.

Heaven Becomes Hell: A Survivor's Story of Life Under the Khmer Rouge, by Ly Y. Yale Southeast Asia Studies, Monograph 50.

The Khmer Rouge and the Vietnamese Communists, by Dmitry Mosyakov. GSP Working Paper 15.

"Operation Phnom.com," Wired November 1999.

The Tragedy of Cambodian History, by David Chandler.

Voices from S-21: Terror and History in Pol Pot's Secret Prison, by David Chandler.

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge, by Chanrithy Him.

When the War Was Over, by Elizabeth Becker.

Recalling the 'Killing Fields', by Rick Foster.

Sacred Vows, by U. Sam Oeur.

A Blessing over Ashes: The Remarkable Odyssey of My Unlikely Brother, by Adam Fifield.


Year Zero: Story of a Khmer Rouge Soldier

Cambodia: The Betrayal, David Munro

Cambodia: Year One, written by John Pilger

Cambodia: Year Ten, Film for the Humanity & Science, Inc

Fear and Hope in Cambodia, Isabelle Abric (UN)

Investigative Reports: Return to the Killing Fields, A&E home video

The Killing Fields, Roland Joff

Lonely Planet Television Destination Cambodia, Pilot Productions

One Evening after the War (Un soir aprs la guerre), Rithy Panh

Pol Pot: Biography, A&E

Samsara: Survival and Recovery in Cambodia, Ellen Bruno

The Secrets of S-21: Legacy of a Cambodian Prison,


1950s ID card for ethnic Vietnamese residents of Cambodia

Ben Kiernan, 'Behind the Peace Agreement in Cambodia' (1992)

Articles on the Khmer Rouge regime by Gregory Stanton

"The Cambodian Genocide and International Law"

"Blue Scarves and Yellow Stars: Classification and Symbolization in the Cambodian Genocide"

"Perfection is the Enemy of Justice"

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