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May 23, 2013

United States
Thein Sein’s Visit to Washington

On Monday, May 20, Thein Sein visited the White House, the first president of Myanmar to receive the honor in nearly fifty years. In his historic meeting, President Obama lavishly praised Thein Sein’…

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Myanmar's President Thein Sein in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on May 20, 2013.

January 20, 2012

Asia
Washington Post Interview with Thein Sein

Today’s Washington Post has an extended interview with Burmese president Thein Sein, who met Post senior associate editor Lally Weymouth. The interview is fascinating simply because of its novelty: B…

Myanmar's president Thein Sein arrives at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center before the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali on November 17, 2011.

September 27, 2012

Trade
Hillary Clinton Meeting With Thein Sein Major Success

As reported yesterday, following a meeting with Myanmar president Thein Sein, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States would now be easing the American ban on imports from …

Myanmar's president Thein Sein addresses the sixty-seventh United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York.

August 29, 2012

Asia
Myanmar Cabinet Reshuffle: Thein Sein for Real

News this week that Myanmar president Thein Sein had reshuffled his cabinet, removing several key ministers, seems to suggest that Thein Sein is for real, that he is indeed committed to the long-term…

Myanmar's President Thein Sein (C) visits Laem Chabang port, in Chonburi province, east of Bangkok July 22, 2012.

October 2, 2012

Asia
Evaluating Suu Kyi’s and Thein Sein’s Trips to the United States

The past two weeks have probably been the most high-profile weeks for Myanmar in the United States since the uprisings and crackdowns in Myanmar in 1988. The much-awaited visit of Daw Aung San Suu Ky…

Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi is presented with the Congressional Gold Medal by House Speaker Boehner in Washington.

December 5, 2018

Myanmar
The Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis.

A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017.

December 13, 2018

Trade
The Impact of Tariffs on America’s Heartland

Panelists discuss how rural America has been affected by recent tariffs and intermittent trade wars with U.S. trading partners, and the implications for global trade and the U.S. economy.

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December 7, 2018

Syria
Discussion of "82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us"

CFR hosts a screening of 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us, a documentary film co-produced with the United Sates Holocaust Memorial Museum and Maziar Bahari, that traces the journey of Mansour …

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December 7, 2018

Russia
An Inside Look at Russia

Panelists discuss current political and economic policies in Russia, and how Russia’s domestic affairs influence its foreign policy.

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December 4, 2018

Sexual Violence
New Ways for the United Nations to Tackle Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Sexual exploitation and abuse has tarnished the operations of peacekeepers charged with protecting civilians, thereby undermining the integrity and effectiveness of international peacekeeping institu…

Podcast UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a high-level meeting on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, before the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York, United States. September 18, 2017.