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By Noam Chomsky, Edward W. Said, Ramsey Clark

Via 3 separate essays, this ebook offers an in-depth research of U.S.-Arab family, the contradictions and results of U.S. international coverage towards "rogue states", and the way adversarial American activities in another country clash with U.N. resolutions and foreign legislations. Noam Chomsky compares U.S. overseas coverage to that of the "rogue states" which the us identifies as its enemies. Ramsey Clark argues that U.S. sanctions and army activities opposed to Iraq are indefensible, and in violation of the common statement of Human Rights.

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S. policy of “pragmatic engagement” with Myanmar has punctured a third myth: that ASEAN is the single provider of legitimacy to the government of Myanmar. He points to a number of recent actions by the government of Myanmar that reveal its lack of interest in ASEAN. ” Pavin argues that ASEAN has lost the chance to remain “in the driver’s seat” in the process of steering Myanmar toward the political and economic goals of the ASEAN community because it lacks a strategy for doing so. indd 17 8/30/10 6:09 PM 18 Lex Rieffel only choices now are to give up any role in addressing the problem of Myanmar or to follow the United States.

Continuing to call the country Burma has three disadvantages. S. policy. S. government look toothless because it has failed for so many years to persuade others to call the country Burma. And it implies that Myanmar’s ASEAN partners and Asian neighbors are insufficiently committed to democracy and human rights because they have accepted the name adopted by the military regime. S. national security. S. 27 To the rest of the world, however, this finding seems far-fetched. S. S. government. Nevertheless, it is possible to extract a short set of recommendations from the papers presented at the workshop and the related discussion.

As a result, ASEAN is likely to become a marginal player in the international community’s relations with Myanmar. Chapter 11, by Andrew Selth, examines in considerable detail the international community’s growing concern about Myanmar’s nuclear ambitions. He begins by summarizing seven developments between June and October 2009 that generated press reports about cooperation between Myanmar and North Korea in the area of nuclear technology. He provides important historical context for these reports, describing Myanmar’s relationship with North Korea since its independence as checkered.

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