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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 10th, 2009

september 10th, 2009

Update: EU 'Not Prepared' to Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions

"The European Union is not ready to end its sanctions against Zimbabwe, Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Thursday after calls by southern African leaders for them to be lifted."

september 10th, 2009

Burma Says Chinese Tip-Off Led to Border Clash

"Burma troops were acting on a tip-off from China when they seized an illegal arms factory last month, triggering several days of clashes with an ethnic militia that sent more than 30,000 refugees fleeing across the border into China, an official said."

september 10th, 2009

Sudanese Ex-Foes Fail to Reach Deal In Talks

"Former enemies from north and south Sudan failed on Thursday to reach an agreement on a key referendum law at the break of the latest round of talks with US special envoy Scott Gration."

september 10th, 2009

Update: China Says No Involvement In Burma's Domestic Issues

"Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu on Thursday reaffirmed China's no involvement policy in Burma's internal affairs and called for peaceful solutions."

september 9th, 2009

US Envoy Urges Deal Between Sudan's Former Foes

"The US envoy to Sudan said he would push the country's former civil war foes to clear two stumbling blocks in their faltering peace deal as he visited the state's oil-producing south on Wednesday."

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