Energy is a core part of any economy's performance, but the picture is more complicated than the one that traditionally divides the globe into exporters like Saudi Arabia and importers like Japan.
It is a new generation of Burma's youth who can own democracy and claim it as their own.
When you consider the history of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, you wonder, what happened with Thailand? The Thais never were part of French In...
The challenge of global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions, now let's bundle them and install them.
Given that the majority of people without electricity live in rural, dispersed communities, it would be wise for the international development community to mobilize energy access strategies that support off-grid renewable energy.
The Pali Canon offers a prescription on ethics, conflict resolution and social harmony. Likewise, the Qur'an and Sunnah embody similar social harmony principles that could be the basis for inter-faith dialogue.
A densely populated nation of some 150 million people, Bangladesh is the latest country to fall for a neatly packaged dose of stimulants that includes caffeine, vanilla flavorings and bulking agents along with meth.
This is a story about a young lady that almost did not happen as she was in her mother's womb when their country of Burma was taken over. The pregnant...
Amid continued communal strife in Myanmar, Muslim women and children are increasingly finding themselves in vulnerable situations that have yet to be adequately recognized and addressed. This post glimpses the related issue of human trafficking.
Reflecting on a year's worth of travel and assorted adventures, I thought "What would Santa do?" Here's a quick, down and dirty 2013 Travel Naughty/Nice List.
My wife, son, two daughters and I spent the next seven years in prison. They said our "crime" was declaring our rights as ethnic Rohingya. My jailers told me that speaking up for the Rohingya was giving Myanmar "a bad name" internationally.
Burma's Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is a good figure to think about in analogy to Mandela. She wasn't on Robben Island, but was greatly isolated in decades of house arrest while Madiba had the solidarity of other prisoners around him.
Transition. The heartbeat of a nation. White elephant. Chinese motor bike cheaper than Thai. An architect and an economist stay at the Strand. An Amer...
As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights issues might be put onto our collective front-burners.
The Nelson Mandela of the 21st century is right here, right now. We just can't see it. We're too busy spitting on him and calling him a terrorist.
At the top of our wish list is that the military is placed under civilian control. That's because the military is still wreaking havoc on Burma's ethnic communities, particularly women.