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Surfing the waves of nuclear change in Myanmar

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  • Writer: David Santoro
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Myanmar needs to honour its non-proliferation 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, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments as it pertains to the Southeast Asian country. 

Published on July 12, the report strikes a different note from last year's, which stressed that concerns about Myanmar's interest in a nuclear programme, including the possibility of cooperation with North Korea, were "partially allayed".

While it is important that Myanmar delivers on its non-proliferation promises sooner rather than later, this is unlikely to happen in a vacuum. It will take time and require vigorous, dedicated, and relentless engagement that goes far beyond non-proliferation on the part of the United States and others.

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