Brothers in Arms: China's Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979
When the Khmer Rouge regime came to power in Cambodia in 1975, it was dependent on Chinese foreign aid and technical assistance. Yet China was singularly unable to leverage its power to influence Cambodian politics or policy. In this talk, Professor Mertha will provide an institutionalist argument to explain why. He will peer into Chinese foreign aid to illustrate how China’s domestic institutional fragmentation limits its ability to influence recipient countries of Chinese foreign aid.
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