Safeguarding peace: Cambodia's constitutional challenge
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As foreign involvement waned and the nationalistic and ideological aspects of the Cambodian war receded, the principal dynamic behind the conflict became the factional scramble for power. David Ashley recounts the developments of 1991-98, including the implementation of the Paris accords, the 1993 elections, the power-sharing arrangement that followed (accompanied by the undermining of state effectiveness), and the 1997 coup and the international response.