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Myanmar Ethnic Tribes

Myanmar's 40 to 72 Percent Problem

Stanley Weiss | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Stanley Weiss

If you walk the streets of this city at the end of the work day, you'll hear a distinctive sound: the clicks and taps synonymous with Myanmar's traditional sport, known as chinlone.

The Ethnic Apartheid in Myanmar

Stanley Weiss | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

When it comes to the way that the ethnic Burman majority treats the 135 different ethnic minorities that make up roughly 40 percent of Myanmar's population, "backsliding" is not the right word -- because that would presume that progress has been made in the first place.

Rekindling Military-to-Military Ties Between the U.S. and Myanmar

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

Should the U.S. military engage directly with Myanmar's military to help usher it into a new era? Or, put another way, would the U.S. have more influence by engaging the military, or not engaging?

They Don't Want Democracy. They Want Freedom.

Stanley Weiss | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

Most of Myanmar's 135 ethnic groups don't want democracy -- they want freedom. Democracy simply locks in a status quo that has repeatedly led to genocide in this jungle nation, at their expense.