Demands for an international blockade against weapons sales to Burma, in response to the military regime’s detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, will face difficult challenges from defiant Chinese, Russian, East European and North Korean arms dealers…Burma’s weapons purchases remain mostly shrouded, and many agreements are difficult to confirm.

– Extracted from Richard S. Ehrlich, “Foreign Weapons Kill the Blockade on Burma“, Scoop, 25 August 2009.