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Karen National Union

Conflict Flares in Myanmar as Reforms Slip Into Reverse

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.20.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

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.

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.

Myanmar Signs Cease-Fire Agreement With Rebels

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

PA-AN, Myanmar — Myanmar's government signed a cease-fire agreement Thursday with ethnic Karen rebels in a major step toward ending one of the w...