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PacNet #62 – Surfing the Waves of Nuclear Change in Myanmar

Myanmar needs to honor its nonproliferation promises. This, in short, is the key finding of the US Department of State’s 2013 Report on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments as it pertains to the Southeast Asian country, which it continues to refer to as “Burma.” Published July 12, the report strikes a different note from last year’s, which stressed that concerns about Myanmar’s interest in a nuclear program, including the possibility of cooperation with North Korea, were “partially allayed.”