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From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Tom Nagorski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Tom Nagorski

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.

What Myanmar Could Learn From Indonesia

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.08.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

As Myanmar prepares to hold general elections in 2015, with ceasefire talks between the army and ethnics scheduled for March and constitutional amendments moving through Parliament, this nation is slowly charting a new way forward.

20 Dead In Myanmar Riots

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

MEIKHTILA, Myanmar — Myanmar's president declared a state of emergency Friday in a central city shaken by sectarian bloodshed that has killed at...

White House Announces Ambassador To Myanmar

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has named the first full ambassador to Myanmar in more than two decades as U.S. political ties warm with the fo...

Special Envoy To Myanmar To Press For Political Prisoners' Release

AP | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — The United States' special envoy to Myanmar began his second visit in less than two months on Monday amid hope that the countr...

The Time Is Right to Appoint a U.S. Envoy to Burma

Suzanne DiMaggio | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Suzanne DiMaggio

Every effort should be made to press for desperately needed reforms. The timing of Derek Mitchell's appointment is a clear signal that the U.S. is serious about stepping up engagement.