Mac McClelland is the author of Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story and For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question. She has written for Reuters, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, the New York Times Magazine, and the New York Times Book Review, among other publications, and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Sidney Hillman Foundation, the Online News Association, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Association for Women in Communications. Her work has also been nominated for two National Magazine Awards for Feature Writing and has been anthologized in the Best American Magazine Writing 2011, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, and Best Business Writing 2013.

With the sentencing of a Nobel Prize winner to house arrest, Burma is back in the indignant news. Mac McClelland, author of For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story of Burma's Never-Ending War, on how U.S. sanctions perpetuate the oppression.