Obama's Myanmar Visit Culmination of 'Regime Reform' Policy

By Catherine Cheney, on , Trend Lines

President Barack Obama will visit Myanmar later this month, the White House announced Thursday, in a trip meant to underscore the U.S. foreign policy shift toward the Asia-Pacific. Obama is scheduled to meet with Myanmarese President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the two key figures at the center of Myanmar’s dramatic re-emergence into the international community, before continuing on to Cambodia and Thailand.

Two experts told Trend Lines that the visit could be a catalyst for continued reforms in a country still early in its democratic transition. ...

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