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How Protectionism Can Save Myanmar

Karim Rushdy | Posted 11.13.2014 | World
Karim Rushdy

It is all too easy for businesspeople and politicians from western economies to criticize developing countries for taking measures to protect domestic economic interests, but critics in glass houses should not throw stones. Most western nations, including the two great bastions of free trade, the U.S. and U.K., adopted extremely protectionist policies during earlier stages of development.

Rohingyas vs. Buddhists?

Nayan Chanda | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Nayan Chanda

As Myanmar moves towards its much-awaited 2015 national elections, persecution of the Muslim minority -- Rohingyas -- is casting shadows on the prospect of restoring democracy in the country. Violence against, the destitute Rohingyas numbering less than a million in a country 52 million majority Buddhists, has brought international condemnation. Discrimination also risks arousing sectarian violence from Islamic groups with serious security implications for Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The nine bombs targeting Buddhist pilgrims in India's holiest Buddhist shrine Mahabodhi temple in Gaya on July 7, 2013 was perhaps the first such response to the Rohingya massacre but may not be the last.

Burma Sanctions Extended By EU To Include Judiciary

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Union has extended sanctions against Burma's military regime to members of the judiciary....

Ban Ki Moon in Burma: The Chance for a New Beginning

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Brown

When UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon meets the military dictatorship in Burma today he will have the whole world with him. His mission is critical to the future of the Burmese people.

Obama, Burmese Monks Call For Release Of Aung San Suu Kyi

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

Burmese monks talk to HuffPost about Suu Kyi's arrest, repression in Burma and the state of the democracy movement about a year and a half after the Saffron Revolution.