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Hydropower threatens peace in Myanmar -- but it doesn't have to

Dialogue, transparency and foreign support could help rebuild local trust

| Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos
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Boys play on the riverbank near the Myitsone site in Myanmar's Kachin State.   © Reuters

Myanmar faces a critical moment for investment decision-making. The Barack Obama administration's move to lift sanctions on the Southeast Asian country has opened up new opportunities. But the moves that are made today will send political and economic ripples into the future, and the international community must act responsibly.

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