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A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Kenton Clymer

Abstract

In 2012, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president ever to visit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. This official state visit marked a new period in the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Burma/Myanmar, which this book examines. From the challenges of decolonization and heightened nationalist activities that emerged in the wake of World War II to the Cold War concern with domino states to the rise of human rights policy in the 1980s and beyond, the book demonstrates how Burma/Myanmar has fit into the broad patterns of U.S. foreign policy and yet has never been fully integr ... More

Keywords: Barack Obama, Myanmar, Burma, United States, diplomatic relations, decolonization, U.S. foreign policy, anticommunism, drug trafficking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801454486
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenton Clymer, author