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"US policy since the military takeover centers on restoring democracy, holding the military accountable for its crimes, and providing humanitarian aid to a vulnerable population. From a US national interest perspective, the United States faces an unmissable opportunity to support the establishment of a stable, federal, inclusive, and democratic Myanmar government. Following the events of Operation 1027 and follow-on offensives, Myanmar’s resistance is at a critical juncture, and increased support from the United States and likeminded allies and partners could prove crucial in defeating the junta on a shorter timeline."

Read more in this new policy brief from Lucas Myers, senior associate for Southeast Asia.


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The Indo-Pacific in the World

To help inform US policymakers about the region and its many interconnected issue areas, this collection from the Indo-Pacific Program features reports analyzing and providing recommendations on US policy toward the region, key actors, and vital issues.

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About the Author

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Lucas Myers

Senior Associate for Southeast Asia, Indo-Pacific Program
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Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more