Southeast Asia’s “Swing Nations”: Obama makes 2nd Myanmar visit

President Barack Obama on November 12 will make his second visit to Myanmar to join the East Asia Summit in the nation's capital, Nay Pyi Daw. Following the APEC meetings in Beijing, the ASEAN-led summit will allow Obama and China's President Xi Jinping the chance to flex policy muscles in Southeast Asia, the core battleground for influence in the region. Obama's "pivot east" …

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The Many Flavors of Prejudice

The scene of unbridled jubilation broadcast from in front of the White House last Sunday in reaction to Osama bin Laden’s death could have been mistaken for a Fourth of July celebration. American flags flapped around behind reporters speaking over a roaring crowd of revelers; a group of 20-somethings hoisted upon their peers’ shoulders pumped …

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