For decades, Myanmar — also called Burma — has been subject to a brutal military dictatorship, most famous for holding Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest after she won a national election. The country has a new civilian leader and there have been some reforms, but skeptical human rights groups have recently released new reports of atrocities. Today, Hillary Clinton has become the first American Secretary of State to pay what she calls a "fact finding" visit since John Foster Dulles in 1955. Joshua Kurlantzick is a fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power is Transforming the World.
Hillary Clinton Visits Myanmar
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