Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam: Far From Dead

Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam: Far From DeadBack in September 2011 when President Thein Sein issued a decree ordering that construction of the Myitsone dam “be suspended in the time of our government,” the announcement was met with widespread applause both internationally and at home. The ambitious project, which would involve building a 152-meter-tall hydroelectric dam at the confluence of the two…

Burma: Still a Hard Place for Business

Burma: Still a Hard Place for BusinessAfter emerging from decades of isolation, Burma remains one of the most difficult countries in the world in which to do business, according the World Bank, which has included the Southeast Asian nation in its annual “Doing Business” report for the first time. Burma’s first appearance in the report reflects liberalizing economic policies advanced by…
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