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Myanmar Is More than Aung San Suu Kyi

Stanley Weiss | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

Maybe being hailed as her nation's savior is more pressure than she, or many of us, could live up to. Or maybe the substance of Aung San Suu Kyi never really matched the symbol -- and the West would do well to see that Myanmar is much more than The Lady.

Back From the Dead in Myanmar

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

YANGON -- Measuring around 17 centimeters in length and weighing about 1 ounce, the Jerdon's babbler of Mayanmar is a small brown bird that is similar...

Old Wars in the 'New Burma'

John Sifton | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
John Sifton

When President Obama and other world leaders arrive here in Burma, they need to press the government on a slew of human rights issues, ranging from constitutional issues to the Rohingya crisis. But they also need to raise the issue of human rights abuses in the context of Burma's armed conflicts.

Everybody Counts, Except in Burma's Census

Jack Healey | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

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.

Human Trafficking In Burma's Kachin

The Pulitzer Center | Lusha Chen | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

By Lusha Chen for the Pulitzer Center The decades-long conflict between the Burmese government and Kachin Independence Army, members of a minority ...

In Myanmar, Natural Resources Are Key to Conflict Resolution

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Corrupt elites controlling local resources have exacerbated the feeling of inequality. But as natural resources have been the cause of Myanmar's conflicts, they are also a key part of the solution.

Burma's New Generation

Andrew G. Lim | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Andrew G. Lim

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.

Myanmar: A Nation at War With Itself

Stanley Weiss | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

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.

Address Kachin Problem Politically

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 03.19.2013 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

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.

Myanmar Admits Air Strikes Against Ethnic Rebels

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's military acknowledged launching airstrikes against ethnic Kachin rebels in the north and said it captured a hilltop ...

IDP Camps Illustrate the Human Cost of War in Burma

The Morningside Post | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
The Morningside Post

An estimated 75,000 people have been displaced by the fighting that ignited in June last year between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Organization/Army.

Will U.S. Investment Create a 'Ruby Republic' in Burma?

Andrew G. Lim | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Andrew G. Lim

There is absolutely no question that the international community must move towards investing in Burma -- but they must do so in a way that upholds the human rights of its people.

Towards a Sustainable Peace: Demilitarization and Nonviolence in Burma

Jack Healey | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Jack Healey

How can we best support a transition towards full reform in Burma? How might we best support human rights there? The answers may not be simple, but there are certain steps that are.

Myanmar: The Changing Scene (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

Clashes this summer along Myanmar's northern and eastern borders between the country's army and Kachin rebels shattered a 17-year ceasefire in one of the world's longest-running civil wars.

RED ALERT: Civil War Looms in Burma

Jeff Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Schneider

They have been preparing for this crisis since 1994. They have built a disciplined, equipped, determined force not of hundreds, not of thousands, but ...