Assessing U.S. Policy Towards Burma: Geopolitical, Economic, and Humanitarian Considerations, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, October 24, 2017   [open pdf - 15MB]

This is the October 24, 2017 hearing titled "Assessing U.S. Policy Towards Burma: Geopolitical, Economic, and Humanitarian Considerations" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Bob Corker: "In 2009, the Obama administration shifted the direction of U.S.- Burma policy, taking a leap of faith that an approach combining engagement and pressure would help usher in democratic reform where sanctions alone had failed. Although many were skeptical of such a shift, Burma's 2010 elections provided an opportunity to test the credibility of a more proactive engagement approach. And in the ensuing years, the United States worked to balance engagement with the military junta and the democratic grassroots movement. Undoubtedly, this engagement strategy had a positive effect on the trajectory of Burma's democratic reforms, including the 2015 election that brought the democratic opposition to power." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bob Corker, Benjamin L. Cardin, W. Patrick Murphy, Mark C. Storella, and Kate V. Somvongsiri.

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S. Hrg. 115-659; Senate Hearing 115-659
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