What's Happening in Myanmar

When the pictures began appearing of Buddhist monks protesting in one of the world's most repressive countries, very few Americans had any idea what was happening in Myanmar, or Burma, the name preferred by the democratic opposition. What background information do observers need, and where can they go for resources?

Nearly 20 years ago, on August 8, 1988, the people of Burma poured onto the streets demanding the end of the military-dominated Burma Socialist Program Party and the