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The United States Risks Being Complicit in the Myanmar Junta’s Atrocities
February 02, 2023

The United States Risks Being Complicit in the Myanmar Junta’s Atrocities

By Me Me Khant
Two years on from the military coup, the U.S. government is saying one thing about the country's crisis and doing another.

Myanmar’s NUG Welcomes the Passage of the U.S. BURMA Act
December 21, 2022

Myanmar’s NUG Welcomes the Passage of the U.S. BURMA Act

By Luke Hunt
The legislation authorizes the Biden administration to begin providing non-lethal assistance to the opposition National Unity Government and its allies.
US Will Not Replace Ambassador to Myanmar: Report
December 12, 2022

US Will Not Replace Ambassador to Myanmar: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Ambassador Thomas Vajda is set to leave Myanmar this month, after less than two years in the post.

Myanmar Executions Revive Pressure for More Sanctions
August 15, 2022

Myanmar Executions Revive Pressure for More Sanctions

By Elaine Kurtenback
The U.S. Senate is inching toward passage of the Burma Act, which would pave the way for sanctions on Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).

ASEAN Should Harden Its Stance on Myanmar Junta, Blinken Says
July 11, 2022

ASEAN Should Harden Its Stance on Myanmar Junta, Blinken Says

By Sebastian Strangio
But the Southeast Asian bloc is unlikely to take the punitive line favored by the U.S. and its Western partners.

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis
October 22, 2021

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis

By Carolyn Nash
A U.S.-led coalition that intensifies this pressure could change the course of Myanmar’s protracted human rights disaster. 

Samantha Power Is Myanmar’s Best Hope for US Support
March 26, 2021

Samantha Power Is Myanmar’s Best Hope for US Support

By Carolyn Nash
As protests intensify in Myanmar, the civil disobedience movement should look to Power as their best avenue to secure greater international support. 
Adding Myanmar to the Trump Travel Ban Would Be a Mistake
January 25, 2020

Adding Myanmar to the Trump Travel Ban Would Be a Mistake

By Daniel O'Connor
Such a move would only serve to push Myanmar further away from the U.S. – and toward China.

Has the US Lost Myanmar to China?
January 20, 2020

Has the US Lost Myanmar to China?

By Hunter Marston
Xi’s visit bolstered China-Myanmar ties, but the West can still compete.

Why Foreign Policy Matters to Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
October 22, 2019

Why Foreign Policy Matters to Myanmar’s Democratic Transition

By Hnin Wint Nyunt Hman
In the best-case scenario, Myanmar would be rich like the East and democratic like the West. 

How Myanmar Benefits from the US-China Competition in the Indo-Pacific
December 08, 2018

How Myanmar Benefits from the US-China Competition in the Indo-Pacific

By Sampa Kundu
Myanmar's government has played its cards well in the U.S.-China competition for influence.
What the US Can Learn from China and India’s Engagement With Myanmar
August 09, 2018

What the US Can Learn from China and India’s Engagement With Myanmar

By Abigail Chen and Hunter Marston
As U.S. pressure tactics have proven unable to improve conditions for the Rohingya, it is worth considering alternatives.

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