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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 october 19th, 2009

october 19th, 2009

Obama Offers Sudan Incentives to End Darfur 'Genocide'

"US President Barack Obama unveiled a new policy on Sudan Monday and warned Khartoum of more US pressure if it failed to respond to his fresh incentives to stop 'genocide' and 'abuses' in Darfur."

october 18th, 2009

Aid Workers Freed in Darfur

"Two foreign aid workers seized at gunpoint more than three months ago in Sudan's Darfur were released Sunday by their captors in the third--and longest--kidnapping of aid workers in the arid region."

october 16th, 2009

Video: Zimbabwe MDC 'In Unity Boycott'

"Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said his MDC party has 'disengaged' from the unity government over the treatment of his senior aide."

Follow the jump for further text from the article, as well as a link to a video of Tsvangirai's statements.

october 15th, 2009

London Warns North-South Row Threatens Sudan Elections

"London warned after talks in Sudan on Wednesday that persistent differences between the country's civil war foes threaten to further delay long-promised elections."

october 15th, 2009

Update: Zimbabwe Imprisons and Indicts Opponent

"Roy Bennett, a leader of the political party that long fought Zimbabwe’s president but now shares power with him, was sent back to prison on Wednesday in the eastern city of Mutare and formally indicted on terrorism charges."

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