As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues to revise the manner in which it approaches bilateral, regional and international relations.
When he visited Washington, D.C. two years ago, Burma's new president was being hailed as an "Asian Gorbachev." America's capital rolled out the podiums and cocktail receptions because it appeared a "Burma Spring" was underway -- or at least a winter thaw. But has the former general turned out to be the reformer everyone hoped?
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is authentic, affordable and remarkable, and it should be added to your travel bucket list.
President Thein Sein, who is a former military leader himself, declared a three-month state of emergency in the Kokang self-administered zone in the northern part of Shan state, which shares border with China's Yunnan province.
Returning to Myanmar after a quarter century, one is confronted constantly by reminders of how much the country has changed.
Friends of liberty worldwide should offer aid and support to Burmese activists seeking to transform what remains an authoritarian system. Such assistance best comes outside of the U.S. government, lest democracy promotion be seen as yet another tool of American foreign policy.
The staff members gathered in the museum gallery as the moment came for their loved one to be carried downstairs. The deputy director and other museum staff were crying.
In this idyllic archipelago in the Indian Ocean, stay on an exclusive private island, such as Desroches or Denis, for an unrivalled island escape.
It is hard to find a major religion or secular ideology that has not been used by some of its adherents to justify violence against others.
A small, poor nation, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea should be an international nullity, irrelevant to global affairs. Yet it again dominated headlines in the U.S. with the hacking of Sony and cancellation of the broad release of the movie The Interview, a comedy featuring the assassination of the younger Kim.
Unfortunately, however, those of us who spend our professional lives monitoring religious freedom developments -- and fighting to protect those freedoms -- see the other side of the coin.
This seems like a laundry list of "gives," but these are in fact incremental steps -- particularly given that the embargo remains in force -- that will improve the everyday lives of Cubans and their families abroad and begin to thaw relations between the two countries.