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NBR Analysis (Apr 2004)

Reconciling Burma/Myanmar: Essays on U.S. Relations with Burma

John H. Badgley, Robert H. Taylor, David I. Steinberg, Helen James, Seng Raw, Kyaw Yin Hlaing and Morten B. Pedersen

This issue of the NBR Analysis contains essays on Burma/Myanmar’s strategic situation, political future, socioeconomic concerns, the likely efficacy of the regime’s seven-point road map to political reconciliation and democracy, the actual impact of the current U.S. sanctions, and the challenges facing prospective donors and investors in a post-reconciliation Burma/Myanmar.

Table of Contents

Strategic Interests in Myanmar
John H. Badgley

Myanmar’s Political Future: Is Waiting for the Perfect the Enemy of Doing the Possible?
Robert H. Taylor

Burma/Myanmar: A Guide for the Perplexed?
David I. Steinberg

King Solomon’s Judgment
Helen James

The Role of Minorities in the Transitional Process
Seng Raw

Will Western Sanctions Bring Down the House?
Kyaw Yin Hlaing

The Crisis in Burma/Myanmar: Foreign Aid as a Tool for Democratization
Morten B. Pedersen

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