Poaching has been intermittently addressed by the UN Security Council as part of the conflicts and broad human rights abuses cited. However, is poaching and the illegal trade the motivation rather than just the means?
The ethnic Chin people -- the tribe whose older women still wear the traditional facial tattoos -- number approximately 1.5 million and are spread between Myanmar and neighbouring India.
Even though they may be a minority, there are radical Buddhist elements in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand who all reject the idea that Muslim minorities can be a part of their nations.
When Kofi Annan last spring assumed the role of UN and Arab League Special Envoy for Syria, the lessons he learned as head of UN Peacekeeping during the Srebrenica genocide should have provided a compass for his new mandate.
Just as Burma is at a political and economic crossroads, so too are its youth. Today's young leaders in Burma will be trailblazers in the new politico-economic climate.
The minority Muslim Rohingya continue to suffer unspeakable persecution, with more than 1,000 killed and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes just in recent months, apparently with the complicity and protection of security forces.
Built in 1896 to replace an earlier building erected in 1854, the synagogue is a relic from Myanmar's colonial period.
That a country that is 85 percent Buddhist -- the religion of peace -- is known for non-stop war is a cruel historical irony. What can the U.S. do to help? A lot.
by Mary McGuire Senior Communications Manager and Mary Humphreys, Communications Intern A thick skin is a necessary prerequisite for every success...
After decades of isolation, Myanmar has an extraordinary amount of work to do on every imaginable front. Can a nation once intentionally isolated from the world be rebuilt from the outside in?
While the Tatmadaw and many non-state armed groups have official policies of non-enlistment of children, insufficient recruitment safeguards and accountability measures have limited the efficacy of such policies.
"If that isn't stealing," she said, "then I don't know what is."
This Thursday, former senator Chuck Hagel will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee to seek confirmation as secretary of defense. While h...
Today I'm going to zap around the world a bit, outlining some global trends that are areas of opportunity, both for promoting the World Economic Forum's commitment to "improving the state of the world" and for businesses' bottom lines.
Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Senator John Kerry, who has been nominated as the next U.S. secretary of state. Kerry’s c...
Armed conflict in Kachin state is a hindrance to Burma's democratic transition. The conflict also damages Burma's credibility as it happens when the international community has begun to show great interest in the country.