In D.C. Recently: Buddhist Monk U Tikha Nyana, Prominent Lawyer U Aung Thane and Justice Trust

Recently, Justice Trust, an organization that seeks to use existing judicial systems in emerging democratic countries through local lawyers, came to Washington, DC. During their two days they held a number of meetings to discuss their new report, Hidden Hands, which examines the communal violence in Burma and found that outside actors and hardline military elements … More In D.C. Recently: Buddhist Monk U Tikha Nyana, Prominent Lawyer U Aung Thane and Justice Trust

Obama Administration Goes Public on Patronizing Burma Policy

When the Obama Administration spontaneously lifted sanctions against Burma without conditions in 2012, it concurrently slammed the door on the bipartisan congressional coalition that had played a pivotal role in shaping US policy toward Burma for two decades. Congressional requests for the administration to rationalize its new, hurried, and improvised policy to “extend the hand … More Obama Administration Goes Public on Patronizing Burma Policy

Top 5 Reasons Why the US Shouldn’t Establish Military Relations with Burma

The Obama Administration & Pentagon are rushing to establish military relations with Burma. But the US is not conditioning its engagement by first asking the Burmese military to meet very basic benchmarks (e.g. stopping attacks on civilians). A military engagement policy that dismisses justice and accountability threatens to exacerbate abuses for people living in conflict … More Top 5 Reasons Why the US Shouldn’t Establish Military Relations with Burma

US Military Engagement with Burma? Way Too Soon

USCB sat on a panel last week discussing the US government’s efforts to establish military relations with Burma. Read on to find out why the US government must rethink its strategy if it wants to retain the political leverage needed to promote freedom and human rights in Burma. The skinny: What: “Examining U.S.-Burma Military-to-Military Relations” … More US Military Engagement with Burma? Way Too Soon

USCB Testifies at Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Hearing on Strife, Reform in Burma

On Thursday, September 19, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled “An Unclear Roadmap: Burma’s Fragile Political Reforms and Growing Ethnic Strife.” United to End Genocide President and CEO Hon. Tom Andrews, U.S. Campaign for Burma Executive Director Jennifer Quigley, Arakan Rohinga Union Director General Dr. Wakar … More USCB Testifies at Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Hearing on Strife, Reform in Burma