Burma’s Balancing Act on Rakhine

New moves suggest Naypyidaw may be trying to strike a balance between the protection and support it receives from Beijing and its desire to avoid dependence on China.

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AFI DOCS Film Premiere: Congolese Activists Demand Free and Fair Elections

Thursday, June 14 | 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the American Film Institute (AFI) for a public film screening of “Kinshasa Makambo,” a documentary detailing the journey of three young activists in the DRC who take to the streets with their fellow countrymen demanding free and fair elections in their politically beleaguered country.