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The Burmese Spring

YANGON—Here Burma, where political change has been numbingly slow for a half-century, a new leadership is trying to embrace rapid transition from within. The government has freed political prisoners, held elections (with more on the way), begun economic reform, and is intensively courting foreign investment.
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Burmese Spring or Phony Thaw?

News : The Daily Beast (3 years ago)

Tina Brown asks the State Department's top official on women's issues, a former Burmese political prisoner and an author about future prospects for Burma, as it stands at a critical crossroads. Read Post

Postcard from Burma: An Orwellian Flashback

News : News Desk (2 years ago)

When I was in Rangoon not long ago, reporting “The Burmese Spring” (available to subscribers), nobody I met seemed more energized by the signs of political change than Burmese reporters. For decades, until Burma’s military dictators... Read Post

Myanmar's quiet transition

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

The southeast Asian country's transition is quieter than Arab Spring nations - but it is no less real. Yangon, Myanmar - Here in Myanmar (Burma), where political change has been numbingly slow for a half-century, a new leadership is... Read Post


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