President Obama Visits Burma/Myanmar

President Obama Visits Burma/Myanmar

Today, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, also known as Burma. We explore the issues at play in evolving U.S.-Myanmar relations.

Two years ago, Myanmar was under strict U.S. sanctions for its harsh treatment of dissidents and democracy advocates. Today, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation, also known as Burma. The trip has been widely interpreted as recognition of rapid political changes taking place in the country. But many human rights groups say the trip is premature. We explore the issues at play in evolving U.S.-Myanmar relations.

Guests

Michael Green

Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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