What the Military Removal of Shwe Mann Means for Burma

On the night of August 12, soldiers in Naypyidaw surrounded the headquarters of Burma’s ruling military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). By the end of the night, Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann had been deposed as party leader, replaced by President Thein Sein. Some call this a “military coup,” with Thein Sein using military force to … More What the Military Removal of Shwe Mann Means for Burma

Standing Firm on Burma – an oped by Sen. Gregg

Boston Globe (oped): Standing firm on Burma By Judd Gregg | April 1, 2009 SECRETARY OF STATE Hillary Clinton recently announced that the administration will undertake a Burma policy review. Over the years, Congress and various administrations have imposed economic sanctions and aid restrictions against the State Peace and Development Council, as the misfit military … More Standing Firm on Burma – an oped by Sen. Gregg