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Sapped by its major ally China, Burma reaches out to the West and Japan

Sapped by its major ally China, Burma reaches out to the West and Japan

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a world beset by war, ethnic conflict and humanitarian disasters, Burma seems one of those rare places where diplomats can say they are making a positive difference. Maybe that’s precisely because this Southeast Asian land, was until recently a pariah state, suffering from the  self- inflicted wounds […]

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New Burma Road: Watch for the geopolitical landmines

New Burma Road: Watch for the geopolitical landmines

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — With the historic visit of  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Burma, the highest profile American diplomatic contact in fifty years, the United States has entered a high stakes geopolitical chess game in Southeast Asia. Burma, a political pariah state has long been courted by China, coveted by […]

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Hillary on a roll: Is Pyongyang next?

Hillary on a roll: Is Pyongyang next?

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Hillary Clinton would like nothing better than to wrap up her tour as one of America’s most successful secretaries of state than by going to North Korea and persuading North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Il to return to six-party talks in return for a serious sign of willingness to give up […]