Money Talks: The Rise of Geoeconomics Is Playing Right Into Washington’s Hands

A specialist and traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, New York City, Sept. 11, 2017 (AP photo by Richard Drew).
A specialist and traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, New York City, Sept. 11, 2017 (AP photo by Richard Drew).
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As Myanmar’s long-simmering Rohingya crisis boils over into ethnic cleansing, refugee exodus and possible civil war, there are inevitable calls for economic sanctions to be reimposed on Myanmar’s military-dominated government. The outgoing Obama administration lifted U.S. economic sanctions on Myanmar, also known as Burma, in late 2016 in recognition of its partial transition to democracy under de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Now the Nobel Peace Prize laureate finds herself the subject of international condemnation for her failure to act toward, or even to speak in favor of, a peaceful resolution to the crisis. There is no hint of […]

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