In her latest book, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton lauded improvements in Burma as a hallmark of her successes at the helm of U.S. foreign policy, but any reforms are woefully insufficient if codified discrimination, deliberate denial of health care, and perpetual violence continue.
The movement for international LGBT rights is not going to be won overnight. And while meetings in Stockholm or Washington, D.C. are important, the real work is being done by the on-the-ground activists in countries like Uganda, India, Myanmar, Lebanon, and Russia, many of whom risk their lives on a day-to-day basis.
The mystery of that solitude of space and their collective inspiration permeates the gallery's combined presentation of their work.
The challenge for both Muslims and the international community is to counter the hijacking of the Muslim identity by extremists and also to respond to the victimization of all, including Muslims who are targeted by bigotry as well co-coreligionists.
In the formal exclusion of all Rohingya by identity and all conflict zones in Kachin State, the validity of the entire census is called into sharp question.
War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.
HONOLULU (June 3, 2014) -- In a series of 15 workshops held recently around both urban and rural areas of Myanmar, more than 560 participants from div...
To the international community, Myanmar is seen as a simple dichotomy: "the Junta and the Lady." In reality, the country is an constantly overlapping array of powerful institutions. All of them want simultaneously to make dramatic reforms and at the same time to maintain the status quo.
Thailand is, or perhaps was, a leading member of ASEAN, but has become a poor example to follow.
The world desperately needs governments that are in positions of power and influence to stand up against those who are responsible for genocide and mass atrocities. The Obama administration can begin by speaking up and demanding accountability.
Killed for their tusks to satisfy today's nearly insatiable ivory demand, elephants are disappearing at an alarming rate from countries where they were once abundant.
Experts are calling for increased protection to healthcare workers and patients in crisis situations in the face of growing attacks on health facilities, which challenge notions of their neutrality.
From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.
Her message to us was firm. She said yes, do focus on the opportunities afforded by reform, asking the investors in our group to focus on the provision of critically needed jobs for young people, and to address the problems that trap so much of the population in poverty, poor education, and ill health. But she also said not to ignore the remaining challenges.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...
Burmese journalist, longtime political prisoner and National League for Democracy co-founder U Win Tin passed away on April 21 at age 85.