Feature - Myanmar, the Price of Isolation
(From July, 2016)
When Aung San Suu Kyi took office just over 100 days ago it was supposed herald a new era in the history of a troubled land. For half a century she embodied the hopes of what Myanmar might become—democratic, prosperous, and a bastion of human rights. Under house arrest for most of the last twenty years, she quietly and gracefully defied the military junta that held her captive. To ensure her survival governments and human rights groups targeted the regime. She was given the Nobel Peace Prize and severe sanctions strangled the military government.
Yet, as the 100th day of her...