I would like to contribute to the debate about war and peace in Cambodia and write this letter to my fellow Cambodians.
I have an extensive background in armed conflict and genocide research, both in my education and work. I would like to say that peace is fragile.
War can happen easily.
Western and Eastern scholars study war and peace and they have never reached any real conclusion on how to prevent war and sustain peace. Everyone should read Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s novel “War and Peace” to get a better understanding of how difficult it is to maintain peace and prevent war.