Embarking on a trip through several Asian nations last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly announced the United States' support for the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes in Burma.
In an op-ed published this weekend in the Global Post, I argue that the Obama Administration must establish benchmarks and present credible consequences should its new strategy of engagement fail to produce movement toward real political change within Burma.
Waiting for me in my inbox on Monday morning were two press releases. One from the US State Department. The other from two prominent dissident groups in Burma: the 88 Generation Students and the All Burma Federation of Student Unions.
In the past few weeks, 30,000 refugees have fled across Burma's northern border into China's Yunnan province. Take action today to urge the US and UK to address this health and human rights crisis.