US President Barack Obama offers long-isolated Burma a “hand of friendship” as it embraces democratic reforms before criticizing Cambodia’s strongman leader on human rights.
Obama on Monday showered praise and promises of more US help to Burma if the country keeps building its new democracy.
For Obama, expanding US influence in Asia is more than just countering China or opening up new markets to American businesses. It’s also about building his legacy.
White House officials caution that President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Burma, a onetime US adversary, should not be viewed as a “victory celebration.”