Cambodia: Stepping in the Right Direction

Stepping in the Right Direction

Peace in Cambodia has proved to be about as elusive as the sight of John Sununu on the shuttle. But last week brought progress toward a settlement of the 12-year-old civil war. The Vietnam-supported government of Prime Minister Hun Sen and three rival resistance groups -- the communist Khmer Rouge, the noncommunist followers of former Prime Minister Son Sann, and the disciples of former head of state Prince Norodom Sihanouk -- accepted an unconditional cease-fire and a cessation of foreign-arms supplies. At Sihanouk's prodding, the transitional 12-member Supreme National Council, made up of representatives of the four factions, agreed to meet...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!