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Destructive power

Natural disasters often prompt political reforms -- and, sometimes, revolutionary changes.

By Joshua Kurlantzick
May 11, 2008

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AFTER THE DEVASTATING cyclone that hit Burma on May 2, one of the shocks for the world community has been the Burmese government's resistance to accepting money, supplies, and aid from the many countries offering help. (Full article: 1285 words)

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