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Ruling Junta

Burma Refugees Return Home After 'Sham' Election

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — A senior member of Myanmar's military-backed party says it has so far captured 75 percent of parliamentary seats in the countr...

U.S. Senator Jim Webb In Burma To Meet Leader

nytimes.com | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and SHARON OTTERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An American senator arrived in Myanmar on Friday to meet with the leader of the junta there, just days after the country's pro-democracy leader, Daw A...

Burma's Rulers Not Only Tread on Their People But Spit at the West

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

No sooner did a major American media outlet in effect pat the junta on the back for signs it was growing a conscience then the junta turned around and arrested one of the world's most beloved women.

'Burma VJs: Reporting From a Closed Country': Filmmaking at Its Incendiary Best

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Watching Burma VJs, it's natural to wonder how best the United States can help. With our motives suspect, it might not be a good idea for us to intervene directly beyond sanctions.

Do Sanctions Just Add Insult to Injury for the Burmese People?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

While visiting Japan and Indonesia in February, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted that 14 years of U.S. sanctions on Burma have made little impact on its ruling junta.