Myanmar communal unrest threatens reforms
WASHINGTON -- Few imagined Myanmar would embrace democracy when the U.S. began its historic engagement with the military regime. The country's rapid changes were lauded by visiting Western leaders, and the nation's president was hailed as a hero.
But spasms of spreading, communal violence show the reform path is bumpier that expected and have taken the sheen off a foreign policy success of the Obama administration's first term.
Thursday marks the anniversary of the historic U.S. announcement it was normalizing diplomatic relations - the first in a series of diplomatic rewards in response to... read more
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