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Tinderbox in Burma (Myanmar)

Tinderbox in Burma (Myanmar)

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Conditions in Myanmar (Burma) are coming to a political and economic head. The ruling military oligarchy is moving quickly to consolidate economic power in advance of upcoming elections. There will likely be little political freedom even after elections. …

Proposed 28th Amendment

Proposed 28th Amendment

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In case you have not heard, there is a populist movement in the U.S. to amend the Constitution. For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress can retire with the same pay after only 1…

Myanmar (Burma) Update: Notes from the Field

Myanmar (Burma) Update: Notes from the Field

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The U.S. government is beginning a reapproachment with the military junta of Burma. It was reported that President Obama met with General Than Shwe of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) during the last ASEAN conference in Asia. It is believed that Obama was pushing for elections…

Building Stupas in the Sand

Building Stupas in the Sand

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Non-zero sum thinking by the political leaders would significantly help the population of Myanmar lift itself out of poverty. Improvements to the basic transportation and communications infrastructure would allow them to participate in the next phase of economic growth and prosperity stemming from the globalization process. …