Seth Mydans of the New York Times interviewed Burma’s Aung san Suu Kyi on her view on change in the country. I suspect it is very much at odds with that of the neo-conservatives that led foreign policy thinking only a very few years ago.
She said that unlike some of her supporters in the West, she did not see regime change as a goal. “What we want is value change,” she said. “Regime change can be temporary, but value change is a long-term business. We want the values in our country to be changed. We want a sound foundation for change.
“Even if there’s regime change, if these basic values have not changed, then one regime change can lead to another regime change and so on and so on.”
She said she did not endorse moves among her supporters overseas to try to bring the junta leaders into international court for crimes against humanity.