Jailing Journalists, Military Power & Corruption: The Deadly Perfect Storm

Egypt and Thailand: the Lethal Nexus of Military Rule, Corruption, and Press Censorship Egyptian army claims it has discovered AIDS cure using debunked science of novelty toy marketed to find lost golf balls; thousands arrested, killed as Thai military buys same bogus technology to detect explosives, drugs By Nate Thayer July 12, 2014 Egypt’s “men of […]

US to China:’H. Rights Now or Embassy St. Name Changes!’: China to US: ‘Exactly’

US Threatens to Change Chinese Embassy Street Name; Boldest Defence of  Human Rights in Decades Beijing Spokesman Responds: “Exactly” China Changed Name of  Beijing Street of U.S. Embassy to “Anti-Imperialist Street” in 1970’s:  Now Location of  McDonald’s  Selling Most Hamburgers in the World By Nate Thayer June 26, 2014 U.S. politicians are boldly moved to rename […]

Cambodian Army’s dossier of shame

Army’s dossier of shame The state sponsored violence in Cambodia in recent days has a long and predictable history that made the current events inevitable. “Villagers feel totally helpless as they see no recourse against official arbitrary violence and abuses. Deprived of any means to seek justice, even when their children are taken away and […]

A letter to a young Cambodian-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture

Cambodia-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture A letter to a young Cambodian If Cambodia is not careful, they will be relegated to selling roadside trinkets along the highway as the rest of properly organized Asia zooms through without stopping  between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City By Nate Thayer June 26, 2013 Alright I just expelled […]

Why I am a Journalist: Continued….From a Daughter in Exile From her Own History

Why I am a Journalist: Continued… From a Daughter in Exile From her Own History Dear Mr. Thayer, I truly enjoy your many articles and writing that you have posted on your website.  Growing up in the States and being around the Khmer community, I constantly remember old folks and even my grandfather blaming the […]

Thoughts on the Death of Mass Murderer Ieng Sary:Cambodian Political Culture and North Korea

Thoughts on the Death of Mass Murderer Ieng Sary: The Khmer Rouge and North Korea It is the Cambodian Political Culture which Should be Indicted By Nate Thayer (c)Nate Thayer. All rights reserved. No republication in whole or part without express written permission from the author Pol Pot’s brother in law, Khmer Rouge foreign minister […]

My Friend, Arthur: the World’s Biggest Dope Trafficker

Herb Trader Arthur Torsone

Herb Trader: A Tale of Treachery and Espionage in the Global Marijuana Trade A Book Review, Sort of….. Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil:A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia. (To support the publication of Sympathy for the Devil, and to read other excerpts, see the right hand column of this website) (Copyright Nate Thayer. […]

Susan Brownmiller and Why I am a Journalist

Susan Brownmiller and Why I am a Journalist Ok, You want to know why I will never cease being a journalist?  This whole kerfuffle today over a post on my blog, which had perhaps a 100+ followers this morning, about the state of journalism which has gone viral and attracted the attention and comments of […]

Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia: Corrupt Govt Officials Hand Cash to Hundreds of Soldiers

Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia What a pathetic embarrassment the Cambodian government is, a B grade rip-off of the Lord of the Flies. Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia means hundreds of police, military police and Cambodian army soldiers gathering to receive cash envelopes outside the house of one of Cambodia’s biggest crime syndicate […]

Frequent Flyer’s Guide to North Korean Air: a Review of World’s Only One Star Airline

Frequent Flyer’s Guide to North Korean Air: a Review of World’s Only One Star Airline By Nate Thayer Air Koryo, North Korea’s official airline, is rated the world’s only one star air carrier. But it is improving. In August, Pyongyang’s promise of being global technological leaders achieved a key milestone, when the national airline announced […]

Out of 7,000 Internet Readers of This Blog Today, Exactly Zero Came From North Korea and Precisely One From China

Out of 7,000 Internet Readers  of This Blog Today, Exactly Zero Came From North Korea and Precisely One From China A Brief Data Report Addressing the Thousands of Speculative News Stories in Recent Days on the March Towards an IT Revolution by Pyongyang and a Commitment to a Free Press In Beijing By Nate Thayer […]

Teenage Daughter of Google Chief Spills The True Story on North Korea Visit: Puts to Shame Free Press, Dad, and U.S. Government

Teenage Daughter of Google Chief Spills The True Story on North Korea Visit: Puts to Shame Free Press, Dad, and U.S. Government By Nate Thayer Google chief executive Eric Schmidt may now regret inviting his 19 year old teenage daughter, Sophie Schmidt, along on his world headline grabbing, secretive trip to North Korea last week. […]