The byzantine Cuba embargo in many ways ties the US's hands, says guest blogger Anya Landau French, so maybe it’s time to apply the Burma sanctions model – defend it or lose it – to Cuba.
11/28/2011 12:07 pm
By sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Burma (Myanmar) next month, Obama seeks to encourage recent steps toward democratization. But China and his own image as a door-opener are also factors.
11/18/2011 01:28 pm
Hillary Clinton will visit Burma(Myanmar), the first time a US Secretary of State has traveled to the southeast Asian nation in over 50 years.
11/18/2011 10:35 am
Longtime Burma (Myanmar) watchers say recent reforms may amount to a genuine democratic opening for the authoritarian regime, but critics dismiss the moves as a propaganda offensive.
10/16/2011 02:33 pm
The US-NATO intervention and fall of Qaddafi in Libya sent this troubling message to the world: Get a nuclear weapon, and you can stick around. Give it up, and you’re gone. It's time to offer states real security guarantees for disarmament and disavow the nuclear double standard.
10/13/2011 09:06 am
Observers of Burma (Myanmar) say that political prisoners may be among those included in the Burmese government's announcement of amnesty for more than 6,300 people.
10/11/2011 01:34 pm
Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution against Syria, evoking a strong response from the US and others. Arab protesters at least now know which countries are on their side.
10/05/2011 04:17 pm
Protests in a growing number of countries show that citizens have more tools at their disposal to throw their dictators off balance, if not out of power.
09/30/2011 03:11 pm
Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, create 'empathy driven' curricula, which push design that improves lives.
09/30/2011 12:07 pm
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
09/14/2011 06:05 am