Our story on how Burma's oppressive generals are supported by investments from other Asian countries drew reaction from readers who warned that economic sanctions do more harm than good

"Going Nowhere" reported on how Asian nations are propping up Burma's strongmen by doing business with the country [Jan. 30]. As an activist and former prisoner of conscience, I can say that foreign experts ascribe far greater powers to the present regime than it actually has. Ideologies, institutions and society itself are in flux, but certain individuals within the country and abroad are polarizing the political debate,...

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