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Myanmar Is a Test of U.S. Engagement in Asia

David L. Phillips | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
David L. Phillips

President Obama's recent trip to Myanmar is the first by a sitting U.S. president. Human rights groups say the trip was premature. For sure, more work is needed to consolidate peace and progress in Myanmar. But Obama made the right decision.

A Great Text for Reformers

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Anyone who believes that the United States can march into a country, topple its regime, and build a prosperous democracy, ought to read, study and read again Imperial Life in the Emerald City.