Pot Pot Tells China in 1977 that Killings Underway, to Continue

Pol Pot  details Khmer Rouge killing enemies in the party to Chinese premier Hua Guofeng in 1977, warns him war with Vietnam is neccessary and looming  Beijing, 29 September 1977 By Nate Thayer The day before Pol Pot arrived for a state visit in Beijing in September 1977, he made a speech in Phnom Penh […]

Pol Pot Meets Kim Il Sung

Pol Pot Meets Kim Il Sung In October 1977, Pol Pot and his delegation of brother-in-law Ieng Sary, and sister-in-law Ieng Tirith, arrived in Pyongyang where they were given the highest level of enthusiastic welcome, meriting no less than 26 separate stories in official North Korean media, non stop radio and TV coverage, innumerable photographs […]

40 years after Pol Pot, What has Happened to the Khmer Rouge? They are Back in Power

Excerpts from “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” (Select excerpts from the unpublished manuscript “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia” By Nate Thayer. Copyright Nate Thayer. All Rights reserved. No publication in whole or part permitted without express written permission from the […]

‘We are the World!’ Excerpts from “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge”

‘We are the World!’ Excerpts from my unpublished book “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.” By Nate Thayer After threatening to assassinate American civilians, the Khmer Rouge leader continued “Why don’t we join hands in national reconciliation? Join together! We are with you, the West!” he said, growing […]

The Night Pol Pot Died-Excerpts from “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge”

The Night Pol Pot Died: From the Jungles of Northern Cambodia. Excerpts from my unpublished book manuscript “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.” (Copyright Nate Thayer. All rights reserved. No publication or transmission in whole or part allowed without express written permission of the author. ) By Nate […]

Excerpts from “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalists Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge”

After more than two decades of research and reporting, we have begun a crowd sourcing fund raising campaign to bring, with your support, us through the final stretch to publish my book Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge. It can not be done without the generous contributions of […]

POL POT: THE END Far Eastern Economic Review

  POL POT: THE END COVER STORY Far Eastern Economic Review (This is a five story cover package detailing the first time Pol Pot was seen and photographed in nearly two decades after I encountered him at a jungle trial after he had lost a power struggle within the top core power elite of the […]