Tag Archive for "democracy"

Myanmar and Burma

  President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton began a trip through Asia today, starting in Thailand. From Thailand, they will visit Burma, or Myanmar as its former military leaders renamed it; after only six hours in Burma Obama and Clinton will head to Cambodia. President Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit…
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Meanwhile, back in Russia…

Photo courtesy of Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP   Although the ongoing explosion of the Middle East is the primary foreign news topic these days, things are still going on in the rest of the world. One of those things is the continuing obstruction by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, of any sort of democracy-building in Russia….
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