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That's Power: Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

Washington, September 23, 2016. Power is an old game in this city, but a style in play last week made all others seem crude. Aung San Suu Kyi, the effective head of state of Burma, was in town, and in her presence, the American government performed at peak form. On Tuesday, even as her plane was still crossing the Atlantic, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) were introducing the "Burma Strategy Act of 2016," as elegant a piece of legislation as one could conceive--intelligent, sensitive, outward-looking, exactly what would be needed should the executive branch want to ease sanctions in a country long beset by corruption and human rights abuse--which was, of course, the case.
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