US Burma Act Uplifts the Resistance Movement in Myanmar - The Diplomat

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

By: Ye Myo Hein

News Type: USIP in the News

The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sent shockwaves through the military regime in Myanmar, which illegally seized power in February 2021. The 2023 NDAA incorporates the long-delayed Burma Act, building on precedent set in 2022 when Senator Mitch McConnell added some key points...

Global Policy

Putin And The Presidents - PBS' Frontline

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

FRONTLINE investigates Russian President Vladimir Putin’s clashes with multiple American presidents as he’s tried to rebuild the Russian empire. Veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk (Putin’s Revenge, Putin’s Road to War) and his team trace the miscalculations and missteps of U.S. presidents over five administrations...

Global Policy

Can the Taliban Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan? - Voice of America

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

For more than a decade, Afghanistan was continuously ranked among the 10 most corrupt governments. But this year, the country has left its disreputable position, and the Taliban claim credit for it. On Tuesday, Transparency International, a Berlin-based nongovernment corruption watchdog, released its latest...

Violent Extremism

Obasanjo, Buhari and their contrasting leadership styles - The Nation

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

The intimidating credentials of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari set them apart with regard to elections and general governance styles. While their military backgrounds may have helped them to shape their political and leadership styles, some people believe that President...

Democracy & Governance