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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 8th, 2009

september 8th, 2009

Tsvangirai Calls for International Monitoring of Zimbabwe Accord

"Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called Tuesday on southern African nations to step up monitoring of his power-sharing deal with President Robert Mugabe."

september 8th, 2009

Burma Agrees to Hear Aung San Suu Kyi's Appeal Against House Arrest

"A Burmese court today offered a glimmer of hope that the country's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, could be set free after it accepted an appeal by her lawyers."

september 8th, 2009

Suu Kyi's Party Hopeful for Her Release: Spokesman

"The party of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday it was hopeful that she would be unconditionally released after a court agreed to hear an appeal against her recent conviction."

september 3rd, 2009

Upcoming SADC Summit Strains Zimbabwe Inclusive Government

"Political temperatures are rising in Zimbabwe before a crucial summit of the Southern African Development Community to be held next week in Kinshasa. The group guaranteed the political agreement signed a year ago by President Robert Mugabe and MDC leader and now Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai."

september 2nd, 2009

Interview: South Sudan Tribal Violence Kills at Least 1,200

"Tribal violence in southern Sudan has killed at least 1,200 people this year and could mar the country's first multi-party elections in two decades if it is not stopped, the UN's peacekeeping coordinator said."

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