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Alum urges U.S. to enforce Burma’s democratic transition & minority protection | Washington Post

July 27, 2017

Riots in Burma’s northern Rakhine state. Photo Credit: AP screen shot

Alumnus Hunter Marston (M.A. Southeast Asia Studies and MPA Public Affairs, 2013) argues in “It’s time for the U.S. to pressure Burma on human rights — once again” that Burma’s faltering democratic transition and mistreatment of the Rohingya minority requires the U.S. to respond and send a message about its commitment to human rights in South Asia.

A co-author of the article, Hunter Marston was a Southeast Asia Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow in Burmese and Vietnamese (2011-2013). The fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies.

Marston is a Senior Research Assistant and Communications Coordinator at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. His articles have been featured in The New York Times, Foreign Policy and Nikkei Asian Review, among other places.

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