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Aung San Suu Kyi Can’t, or Won’t, Rein in Burma’s Army

Posted December 8th, 2016 at 1:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Internationally, Suu Kyi has for decades been the chief barometer of when and how it was appropriate to engage with Burma’s isolated government. The crisis in Arakan state presents a paradox for her allies, particularly in the West…

A Makeover for Myanmar and America

Posted April 4th, 2016 at 11:16 am (UTC-4)
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The economic and political sanctions that have constituted the core of U.S. policy for 25 years, as Washington attempted to punish the country’s repressive military rulers, have now become a serious liability, tying the United States’ hands at a time when U.S. leadership should be engaging broadly in support of Myanmar’s political and economic development.