Burma/Myanmar

Backgrounder

Understanding Myanmar

Author: Jayshree Bajoria

Myanmar has undergone significant political change since the 2007 Saffron revolution leading to a boom in international investment, but it still faces considerable economic and human rights hurdles.

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U.S. Policy Options Toward Myanmar

Following Myanmar's April by-elections, the United States and others have discussed the possibility of lifting sanctions, opening aid and investment opportunities, and normalizing diplomatic relations with the military-backed civilian government. Please join Joshua Kurlantzick and Lex Rieffel to assess the challenges and opportunities of modifying U.S. political and economic policy toward Myanmar.

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Videoconference: A Conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi

In advance of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit in December, please join the Council on Foreign Relations for a meeting conducted via live videoconference with Aung San Suu Kyi. Those attending in Washington will have an opportunity to participate in the question-and-answer session.

**Please note that speaker will not be present at the Council's Washington office.**

**Please note the special timing.**

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Videoconference with Aung San Suu Kyi

In advance of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit in December, please join the Council on Foreign Relations for a meeting conducted via live videoconference with Aung San Suu Kyi. Those attending in person in Washington will have an opportunity to participate in the question-and-answer session.

See more in Burma/Myanmar; Democratization