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How We Should Advise Myanmar Now to Achieve Future Stability

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

How else should we be advising Myanmar now so its version of democracy isn't derailed in the future? Here are three pieces of advice that the US and other foreign actors should offer Myanmar's government to help create a stable, more inclusive society:

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.

After 65 Years of Ethnic Violence, Calls for Federalism in Burma Grow Louder

Burma Journal | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Burma Journal

Ja Nan Lahtaw, assistant director of the Nyein Foundation, an NGO actively involved in peace-building processes with ethnic groups in Myanmar said Wednesday she had "cautious optimism" about the prospects of the country's ongoing peace talks.

Historic Obama Trip Riddled With Awkward, Unscripted Moments

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick YANGON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - It won't be mistaken for a Nixon-goes-to-China kind of moment. But Presid...

Burma: Democratic Hopes Versus Authoritarian Fears

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Doug Bandow

Two years ago few people, in or out of Burma, predicted genuine reform. Today almost everyone expects it. The ultimate objective must be to allow the Burmese people to take charge of their own destiny.

What the Lady Could Learn From the First Lady

Stanley Weiss | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

The best way for Suu Kyi to move her country forward will be to follow her friend Hillary's example in the legislature, subordinate her celebrity for the good of the country's progress and become a workhorse, not a show horse.

Myanmar: A Long Way to Walk

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Reporters Uncensored

Although the government of Myanmar has given the world a glimpse of their openness to democracy, Phan hopes that their desire to save face within the international community will lead to substantive and not merely cosmetic reform.