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last update: march 25th, 2010

march 25th, 2010

Executive Director Alex Wagner Op-Ed: "The Curious Case of Nyi Nyi Aung"

"Six months ago, a man named Nyi Nyi Aung landed at the Yangon International Airport in Burma. He had come to Burma in the hopes of visiting his mother, who is currently in jail for pro-democracy activities and sick with cancer. Before he could clear customs, Aung's baggage cart was seized by airport personnel and he was told to come into their offices to answer some "personal questions." Although Aung has a background as a human rights activist, and was a prominent leader during Burma's 1988 uprising, he had broken no laws. Perhaps more importantly, Aung is also an American citizen, which should have provided some insurance against wrongful incarceration."

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march 22nd, 2010

Report: "Current Realities and Future Possibilities in Burma: Options for US Policy"

"As the Obama administration turns to the thorny issue of engaging Burma’s authoritarian government, a new Asia Society Task Force report offers a detailed strategy that positions the United States to respond effectively and flexibly to the twists and turns that a potential transition in Burma may take over time. The stakes are high. With Burma’s military leaders preparing to convene elections later this year, a comprehensive U.S. approach—taken in concert with regional and international partners—provides the best hope for bringing Burma into the world community. The Task Force’s report, entitled Current Realities and Future Possibilities in Burma: Options for U.S. Policy, recommends framing U.S. policy toward Burma based on changes taking place in the country with careful consideration of how the instruments at its disposal, including both the engagement and sanctions sides of the equation, can be tapped to encourage political and economic reform."

 

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last updated september 16th, 2009

september 16th, 2009

Long While Before Bilateral Aid: Zimbabwe Finance Minister

""Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Wednesday it would be a 'long while' before the country, struggling to pull itself out of an economic crisis, received bilateral assistance.

 

Biti also told a mining conference Zimbabwe could not return to using the local dollar--abandoned at the start of the year after hyperinflation rendered it worthless--until the economy could support the currency."

 

Follow the jump for more text from the article, as well as links to further articles regarding the status of the Zimbabwean economy.

september 16th, 2009

Darfur Insurgents Kill 3 Sudan Police in Ambush

"Insurgents killed three Sudanese policemen in an ambush in the country's Darfur region, a police chief said on Wednesday."

september 16th, 2009

Despite Unity Deal, Zimbabwe Struggles to Confront Problems

"Zimbabwe's fragile power-sharing deal faces an uncertain future, one year after an agreement was signed between President Robert Mugabe and his political rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai."

september 15th, 2009

Crackdown on Burmese Dissidents in Chiang Mai

"Thai police officers on Sunday raided the offices of several exiled Burmese opposition groups including the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, the Burmese Women’s Union and the National Health and Education Committee."

september 15th, 2009

Ex-PMs' Kin Join New Burma Party

"The daughters of two of Burma's former prime ministers are to join a new political party to be set up for next year's elections."

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