While the definition of Fringe can mean "not a part of the mainstream," it is my sincere hope that the ideals and model of Fringe Diplomacy is expanded upon.
With embargoes against Myanmar, also known as Burma, recently lifted, oil, gas, and coal industrialists are hungrily looking to the "last unopened Asian market" as a new source of wealth and power.
In an unfortunate incident that took place in Balochistan province of Pakistan on Friday night, dozens of heavily armed gunmen, wearing the uniforms o...
Forget the world. She should try starting at home, with the Rohingya of Rakhine. And if she won't, or can't, then maybe she should consider handing back the prize she waited more than two decades to collect.
SYDNEY -- In what could be a framework for ASEAN, the EU has put forward an agenda for the resettlement of 20,000 migrants.
Ethnicity is a tool rather than the cause for the reappearance of discord in Burundi. As means to rationalize his grab for perpetual office, President Pierre Nkurunziza has reached into the bag of tricks of stoking fear of "the other." That is a zombie from the past that can rise from the dead.
Even by the most optimistic estimates no more than half the present refugee population will be resettled in the foreseeable future. What's to become of the others?"
The influx of uninvited and unwelcome migrants has begun in earnest this spring.
We need to remind the younger officials and leaders in the recipient countries that this has happened before and that pushing new or potential arrivals away from their shores condemns them almost certainly to death or imposes severe risks to their health and well-being.
The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.
"Women's issues can wait--there are more pressing issues at hand." That's the mentality I sometimes come across in my work as Ambassador for Global Women's Issues--and it could not be more wrong.
With the help of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a refugee mother from Myanmar reunites with her son after spending 10 years apart.
Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.
This year, Mor Wah Kee saw its first two alumni graduate from college, and two more enter to begin their secondary degrees. When I asked a classroom full of sixth graders who else wanted to go to college someday, nearly all the hands shot up.
Burma's President Thein Sein and ethnic armed groups recently endorsed a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), which could bring an end to 60 years of ethnic conflict. The interim accord is the result of torturous negotiations over several years. However, the peace process is far from complete. Pressure on the parties is still needed for a final accord.
Life on the shallow, 13.5-mile freshwater lake is utterly captivating: With no roads or sidewalks to speak of, locals and visitors alike get around in one-person-wide wooden boats outfitted with outboard propellers.