Karen J. Coates

Karen J. Coates is an independent journalist in New Mexico. She and her husband, Jerry Redfern, are producing a documentary film based on their latest book, Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos.

London: A Testament to Survival

England is a lesson on the longevity of our planet, the tenacity of our species, and our need, as human beings, to connect.

by Karen J. Coates | Friday, September 25, 2020

Cambodia: Gambling on the Future

Sihanoukville is rapidly being remade into a modern playground for the rich, thanks to investment from China

by Karen J. Coates | Monday, June 03, 2019

Laos: What Lies Beneath

Clearing a decade of American bombs in Laos

by Karen J. Coates | Monday, December 04, 2017

East Timor: Mountain of Memory

Long ago, the country was home to lush rainforests, but during successive foreign occupations, loggers stripped away much of its tree canopy

by Karen J. Coates | Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Trust Yourself

by Karen J. Coates | Monday, October 03, 2016

Hunger Pangs

What it means to want in a world of plenty

by Karen J. Coates | Monday, February 29, 2016