US Congress considers restricting Myanmar security assistance

A U.S. congressional subcommittee will review and amend on Tuesday a bill that would condition U.S. security assistance to Myanmar on "concrete steps" toward democratic reform and human rights. USAID declined to comment.

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.