"Unlike the early 1990s, the United States should not and will not leave Afghanistan to its neighbors alone," writes Alexander Evans, who calls for a long-term, regional strategy for the embattled country.
Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at an event co-hosted by Asia Society and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, presenting the first public remarks during her landmark 18-day trip to the United States. "The United States has stood firmly" on the side of democracy, she said. "And for that, I would like to thank all of you."
The following is complete text of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's opening remarks at Aung San Suu Kyi's first visit to the United States in more than 40 years, an Asia Society event held at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 2012.
Myanmar democracy icon and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi spoke Tuesday at an Asia Society event at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., the initial public stop on her landmark first visit to the United States in more than 40 years.
Thailand is a rare example of a U.S. relationship in Asia that has languished — but if the countries can build around Thailand’s role at the center of a new, broader “Asia,” there may indeed be room for progress after all.
Following a fraudulent referendum on a new constitution in May 2008, and a blatantly rigged election in November 2010, Burma/Myanmar's new president, TheinSein, has taken some surprising and, for many, unexpected steps.
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