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Coup in Burma (Myanmar): Issues for U.S. Policy [Updated February 23, 2021]   [open pdf - 830KB]

From the Document: "On February 1, 2021, Burma's military, known as the Tatmadaw, seized control of Burma's Union Government and detained State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (the country's de facto civilian leader) and members of her political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The NLD had won parliamentary elections held in November 2020, and the coup came as the country's Union Parliament was preparing for its initial session. The military's action was widely condemned internationally as a blow to Burma's partial transition from military rule to democracy. The Biden Administration has redirected some U.S. assistance to Burma, as required by law, and imposed sanctions against the coup's leaders. Any U.S. effort to coordinate a multilateral response to events in Burma may be complicated by the reluctance of China, India, and Thailand to interfere in the internal affairs of their neighbor."

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CRS Insight, IN11594
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2021-02-23
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