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Where Is Burma’s Reform Headed?

by Joshua Kurlantzick
October 28, 2011

Su Su Nway, a 39-year-old labor activist, arrives at Yangon's domestic airport October 16, 2011. Nway was released from a prison in northern Burma when the government granted amnesty to her and other political prisoners on October 12.

Su Su Nway, a 39-year-old labor activist, arrives at Yangon's domestic airport October 16, 2011. Nway was released from a prison in northern Burma when the government granted amnesty to her and other political prisoners on October 12 (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy Reuters).

As the reform process in Burma continues to pick up speed, many in the U.S. and other Western governments are wondering how they can best support the reforms without compromising their ability to continue to apply pressure on the Burmese government. In the new issue of The New Republic, I explore Burma’s reforms and ask where the United States should go from here.

You can read the article here.

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  • Posted by Bob Walker

    I think that,at this moment in time,hope for democracy should be attened to with the least amount of Western politics,but not unattended.
    The West should assemble a fresh group of non-military types or associations thereof……even foreign office or NGOs.
    Let Canada partner the US on this file
    Bob

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