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15 Mar 2013 description

At the end of March 2011, Myanmar began an ambitious political transition led by newly elected President Thein Sein. Bold moves in his first year included opening a dialogue with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, suspending construction of the Chinese-funded Myitsone Dam, and abandoning a grossly overvalued exchange rate in favor of a marketdetermined rate.

16 May 2008 description

Elizabeth Ferris, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy

04 May 2005 description

Web-ed by Roberta Cohen, Co-Director, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement

If former President Bill Clinton, the United Nations' new Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, is to succeed in his new mission, he will need to make human rights protection central to his dealings with South Asian governments.

Tsunami aid programs will neither be sustainable nor contribute to long-term stability unless they are based on fairness to all. Currently, Dalits ("untouchables") in India claim that their villages have not been restored as quickly as those of higher castes.

21 Mar 2005 description

"Warning Systems, Reconstruction and Stability: Durable Solutions in the Aftermath of the Tsunami Tragedy"

25 Jan 2005 description

Roberta Cohen, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policies Studies

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, January 25, 2005 - I have been asked to focus on issues of concern in the humanitarian response to the tsunami that could have longer-term implications.

First, let us look at funding issues. There has been an extraordinary outpouring of international aid in response to the tsunami.