April 4, 2012

Despair & Hope in Two Tyrannies

Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

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Two medium-size nations of east Asia, both military dictatorships, both allies of China, and both traditionally Buddhist societies, are taking diametrically opposite courses in dealing with their hungry tigers.

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TAGGED: Asia, North Korea, Burma, Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, Thein Sein


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