Aung San Suu Kyi, Thein Sein: For Showing That Change Can Happen Anywhere, Even in One of the World's Most Repressive States
Member of parliament, president | Burma
In 2012, the hopes for the Arab Spring began fading into cynicism as the world watched Syria descend into civil war, while the region's nascent democracies struggled with their newfound freedom. But, meanwhile, one of the most remarkable and unexpected political reversals of our time has unfolded on the other side of the globe: Burma, long among the world's most repressive dictatorships, began to reform under the leadership of two very unlikely allies.
For nearly 20 years, dissident Aung San Suu Kyi was sealed under house arrest by Burma's paranoid military junta, which had drawn an iron curtain over the country since 1962. Now …
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Publication information: Article title: Aung San Suu Kyi, Thein Sein: For Showing That Change Can Happen Anywhere, Even in One of the World's Most Repressive States. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Foreign Policy. Issue: 197 Publication date: December 2012. Page number: 30+. © 1999 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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