Democratic Platitudes Will Not Reverse Myanmar's Spiral (Council on Foreign Relations)

01.05.2013 15:17

On April 22, at a packed, black-tie ceremony in New York City, the Myanmar president, represented by minister Aung Min, accepted an award from the respected global NGO International Crisis Group for the "pursuit of peace". The award, given annually by the group, is meant to honour someone who promotes change and reform, and helps end violent conflicts, like the ones that have ranged along Myanmar's borderlands for decades.