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Burma

Our Take

Burma’s transition to democracy remains fraught with problems.  The Rohingya are denied citizenship and lack many basic rights.  They remain extremely vulnerable to the hostile attitudes many Burmese hold. The Burmese military continues to fight multiple ethnic rebellions, while the huge presence the military holds over the government stalls many democratic efforts for change.  The U.S. government has recently moved towards a friendlier relationship with the Burmese government, and the U.S. should use its influence to pressure the Burmese government to improve its treatment of the Rohingya, allow for democratic reforms, and meaningfully engage in peace negotiations with ethnic rebels.

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TOPSHOT - Detained Myanmar journalists Kyaw Soe Oo (C) and Wa Lone (R) talk to the media as is taken from a court in Yangon after making an appearance in his ongoing trial on February 14, 2018.
The court earlier denied bail to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14 years in jail, in a case that has sparked outcry over shrinking media freedom. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU        (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

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