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Burma Democracy

Think Burma Is a Democracy Now? Think Again.

Mark Farmaner | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Mark Farmaner

Burma now has a hybrid system of military rule and democracy. It's democracy on a leash. The victims of human rights abuses can't wait for a hoped slow transition. They need genuine democracy, and they need it now. For them it is, quite literally, a matter of life and death. It isn't time to celebrate yet.

Burma's New Generation

Andrew G. Lim | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Andrew G. Lim

Just as Burma is at a political and economic crossroads, so too are its youth. Today's young leaders in Burma will be trailblazers in the new politico-economic climate.

Aung San Suu Kyi Should Not Avoid Minority Problems

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 12.01.2012 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Suu Kyi has the respect that no other of her contemporaries has in the Burmese politics. She must utilize this unique position to win the hearts and minds of ethnic minorities in order to build a unified and vibrant multi-ethnic society.

Burma -- Or Is it Myanmar? -- Goes to See Its Shrink

MP Nunan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"I had a really bad weekend," Burma says. "Or a really good one," says the shrink. "The first reasonably free-and-fair election since 1990?"

The Burmese Elections: Prolonging the Misery and Postponing the Inevitable

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

This election is evidence that their last shreds of political legitimacy have evaporated. The international community has to recognize this inevitable "victory" for what it is -- the last gasp of a decaying system.

Thailand's New Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, Calls For Change In Burma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Monday he wants to see change in military-ruled Burma, but indicated he would not change Thai policy to achieve ...