Articles by Tom Fawthrop


Cambodia’s Remarkable Journey

February 12, 2015 | Amazingly, Cambodia's transition out of rule by the Khmer Rouge, its long civil war, and its descent into electoral authoritarianism have all been guided by one man. A new book looks at his legacy.


Nelson Mandela’s Closest Allies

December 23, 2013 | Though Western leaders now lionize Nelson Mandela, the only leaders who stood up for his struggle when it counted were those most demonized by the West.

WHO Under Siege From Private Sector

May 9, 2012 | This article examines the greater role that private sector actors are playing in the WHO and its negative impact on the capacity of the organization to fulfill its commitment.

The Curse of Cluster Bombs

The Curse of Cluster Bombs

September 30, 2011 | U.S. cluster bombs continue to kill and maim impoverished Laotians, but the war criminals responsible have never been brought to book.

Wrestling with the Khmer Rouge Legacy

Wrestling with the Khmer Rouge Legacy

August 20, 2010 | The United States bombed Cambodia and supported the Khmer Rouge after its fall from power. Why are Washington and the mainstream media ignoring this complicity?

The Art of Democracy

October 17, 2008 | Mark Vallen interviews artists Guy Colwell, Stephen Fredericks, Juan Fuentes, and Art Hazelwood about a new exhibit on the socially conscious art movement.

Illustrating War

March 18, 2008 | A recent exhibition shows that the illustrator's pen is mightier than the sword.