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Complicated Compassion: Trusting the Junta with Foreign Aid

Publié le 1 juillet, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Complicated Compassion: Trusting the Junta with Foreign Aid

Cyclone Nargis is not the first tragedy to befall the Burmese. The oppressive, violent rule of the military junta has been under international scrutiny for the past twenty years. Now, after Cyclone Nargis, that same regime is responsible for providing relief to those affected by the cyclone and managing millions of foreign aid. But does […]

Ruminations on Burma: Why Now?

Publié le 1 novembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Ruminations on Burma: Why Now?

The month of September was marked by a flood of interest and attention on the political situation in Burma. As repression and abuse have been common and enduring traits of the military regime, why has this particular round of violence sparked such universal outrage around the world? Various factors could help explain this apparent anomaly, […]