This quarter I’m serving as a guest author on a series of roundtables published on University of Denver’s Human Rights and Human Welfare website. The first of these is online this week, a panel discussion of Joel Brinkley’s Foreign Affairs piece in this issue, “Cambodia’s Curse.” My opening paragraph:

“Joel Brinkley has written a heartbreaking piece in Foreign Affairs about Cambodian society thirty-five years after Pol Pot. We are presented with anecdote after anecdote about historical trauma, corruption, and poverty. It’s a depressing picture, and an important country case to have on the US’ foreign policy radar screen. But I find three problems with Brinkley’s treatment of Cambodia.”

Read what they are here. Check out the complete roundtable here.