Meanwhile, the United States should not abandon its engagement policy. The Obama administration needs to appoint a special representative for Burma, as was mandated by the Congress in 2008.
The special envoy, in consultation with other stakeholders, such as China, Russia, India, Japan, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union, needs to work toward coordinated international action on Burma.
Nehginpao Kipgen is general-secretary of the U.S.-based Kuki International Forum.
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