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Myanmar: Military Regime Cracks Down on Soros’ Open Society Foundation

[The Irrawaddy, Nikkei Asia] “The military regime has seized control of the bank accounts of billionaire George Soros’ Open Society…

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Myanmar: Historic Aung San Suu Kyi election victory, ethnic conflicts remain to resolve

[Newsweek] “The resounding election victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party [in early November] surprised…

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Democratic Liberalization in Myanmar, Shift Away from China

[Foreign Policy] “China was Myanmar’s main backer and largest investor during its years of international seclusion, supporting strategic infrastructure projects…

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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Free, Back in Politics, Ethnic Groups Optimistic

[NPR] “A day after regaining freedom from house arrest, the charismatic leader of Myanmar’s opposition, Aung San Suu Kyi, lost…

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Military Junta Cracks Down on Saffron Revolution, Takes Back Control in Burma

[Der Spiegel] “The regime’s thugs made their biggest mistake at the beginning of the protests, on Sept. 5. In an…

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George Soros’s Burma Project: $2 million annually for building democracy

[Forbes] “George Soros spends $2 million a year trying to pave the way for democracy in Burma. It’s a tricky…

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In hard-line shift, Burma’s military junta ousted pro-democracy Prime Minister, himself a general

[BBC, China Daily] “Conservative elements in Burma’s military junta have ousted Prime Minister Khin Nyunt and put him under house…