Obama Visits Myanmar

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President Obama is in Cambodia after becoming the first sitting American president to visit Myanmar, also called Burma. The military dictatorship is allowing limited democratic reforms for 60 million people. The US has had no relations with Myanmar for many years, during which time Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest. She was recently elected to the nation's parliament. Obama's visit is designed to help solidify stunning changes. Joshua Kurlantzick, fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign relations, joined us a year ago when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Myanmar.

 

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President Barack Obama greets Aung San Suu Kyi during a stop
at her private residence in Rangoon, Burma, November 19, 2012
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Credits

Guest:
Joshua Kurlantzick - Council on Foreign Relations - @JoshKurlantzick

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal