Time to Think Anew and Act Anew on Myanmar (Burma)


Franklin (Pancho) Huddle and Donald Jameson

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 87


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: December 14, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Myanmar (Burma) is in the news again--thanks to Wikileaks, the recent release from house arrest of Nobel Peace Prize opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi and fallout from the November 7 controlled election billed as a step in moving toward nominal civilian rule. Much of this coverage has a déjà vu quality. Even the Wikileaked cables from the US Embassy in Rangoon closely resemble the analyses of the political situation that we, the authors, were sending to Washington following the last election in 1990. Franklin (Pancho) Huddle and Donald Jameson outline how US policy regarding Burma is not productive and why now is an apt time to consider a new strategy.

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