U.S. Sanctions against Myanmar Receive a Mixed Reception

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Tuesday, July 1, 1997
Author: 
Victoria Gotsch
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
7
289-297
Abstract: 
On April 22, 1997, President Clinton announced the sanctioning of new U.S. investment in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. In an Executive Order drafted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of State, the President brought into motion a bipartisan measure known as the "Cohen-Feinstein Amendment", a policy proposal designed to prohibit new U.S. investment in Burma if the Burmese Government did not adhere to the warnings resounded by the U.S. and the international community ... [more]