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Myanmar Archives - Great Decisions

Critical Documents: Myanmar

Myanmar’s Elections: Is Reform Real? Joshua Kurlantzick, Council on Foreign Relations Since the retirement of the repressive military regime in November 2010, the political landscape in Myanmar has changed enormously. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won seats in the national parliament, and for the first time has a voice in policy making. […]

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Maurenn Aung Thwin Transcript

 Maureen Aung Thwin A lot of the viewers have read in the headlines that something’s happening in Burma but not really know anything about the history of this country. You grew up there- could walk us through some of the historic milestones of that country. If I could go back a little bit before the past […]

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Derek Mitchell Transcript

Why has the administration decided to restore the diplomatic relations with Burma? The US government has decided to evolve its policy to change to change its policy towards Burma, because Burma has changed and evolved itself over the past year/year and a half. The diplomatic relationship followed a year and a half of tangible evidence […]

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Maureen Aung Thwin Transcript

Maureen Aung Thwin   And a lot of the viewers will have read in the headlines that something’s happening in Burma but not really know anything about the history of this country. You grew up there- could walk us through some of the historic milestones of that country.   If I could go back a […]

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Derek Mitchell Transcript

Derek Mitchell Why has the administration decided to restore the diplomatic relations with Burma? The US government has decided to evolve its policy to change to change its policy towards Burma, because Burma has changed and evolved itself over the past year/year and a half. The diplomatic relationship followed a year and a half of […]

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Glossary: Myanmar

General Aung San was the founder of the modern Burmese army and founder of the Communist Party in Burma.  The father of national figure of Aung San Suu Kyi, San was instrumental in Burma’s independence from Great Britain. Aung San Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and chairperson of the National League of […]

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The Facts: Burma

Myanmar, which has a total area of 678,500 square kilometres, is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, and the 40th-largest in the world. It is somewhat smaller than the U.S. state of Texas and slightly larger than Afghanistan. LifeStyle <http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/facts-about-myanmar-2328.htm>l During the past 10 years, the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) has reported the […]

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