March 6, 2012
Keep Up Pressure on Myanmar
Peter Popham, New York Times
As the only obvious alternative to what Winston Churchill is said to have called “jaw-jaw” and “war-war,” economic sanctions have a mixed record. They have yet to show any sign of bringing Iran’s leaders to the negotiating table; in Iraq they made the lives of civilians worse while merely driving Saddam Hussein deeper into his bunker.
But in, which has been ruled for half a century by its army, more than two decades of sanctions finally seem to be doing the trick.
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