In Perspective: Obama's Historic Trip to Myanmar Raises Questions about Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy
Originally published in the Daily Bruin
The Daily Bruin student newspaper reports on one students long journey to bring a school to ethnic Karen refugees in Burma.
Benjamin Moore, a member of Bruins for Burma, spent his spring break preparing for the opening of a high school at a refugee camp for Burma's ethnic Karen minority.
Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), Henrietta H. Fore and Suzanne DiMaggio convene a task force under the auspices of the Asia Society to ponder how the United States can pursue a new path of engagement with Myanmar.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, former foreign minister of Thailand and senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations discusses the international communitys response to the 2008 Myanmar cyclone. Suphamongkhon made his remarks as part of the UCLA Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference.
Multinational corporations that partner with the Burmese military and military-led government share the responsibility for human rights abuses, argue two representatives of EarthRights International at UCLA.
In this video op-ed, Michael L. Ross, a UCLA political scientist and acting director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, explains the dynamics that allow oil-exporting nations, particularly Myanmar (Burma), to win influence and political cover for human rights abuses.
Sky-high oil prices allow the junta, and other bad actors, to thrive and buy political protection, writes Michael L. Ross in The Los Angeles Times. (Photo courtesy of Thompson/Essential Science Information)