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January 2011 | Risk Summary

In light of growing accusations in recent months that Myanmar could be pursuing nuclear technologies, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has submitted a request to inspect alleged nuclear sites in the country. The request came after secret diplomatic cables released by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks revealed that the US government was concerned about nuclear cooperation between Myanmar and North Korea. We believe that the government's response to the IAEA's request will be closely watched by international observers, as a refusal by Myanmar would fuel speculation that accusations of the country's nuclear ambitions may be

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