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Helping Transition in Myanmar, One Book at a Time

Mickey Bergman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Mickey Bergman

Most things can be found in Myanmar now (and cheaply) but books are still costly for most Myanmar people or just not accessible. Mindy Walker, who works with the Richardson Center for Global Engagement in Myanmar, tries to get colorful books into children's hands.

Conflict Flares in Myanmar as Reforms Slip Into Reverse

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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.

President Obama and the Rohingya Genocide Threat in Burma

Tom Andrews | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Tom Andrews

In addition to saying the forbidden word, President Obama should address the root causes of the crisis by urging the Burmese government to reform its outdated laws that base citizenship on ethnic identity.

Why Won't Obama Speak Out for the Rohingya?

Tom Andrews | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Tom Andrews

In a day and age in which technology affords us the ability to connect with people across the world, we can no longer claim ignorance to the fact that the Rohingya people are being slaughtered, displaced, and terrorized.

President Obama Must Carry a Human Rights Message to Myanmar or Risk Setting Back Momentum for Reform

Amnesty International | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Amnesty International

The few hours that the president will spend on the ground in Myanmar sends a signal that the government is no longer an international outlaw. But the president's stop-over has the potential to advance rather than set back reform.

Myanmar Residents Flee Deadly Violence

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

SITTWE, Myanmar — People fled their burning homes and Myanmar's security forces struggled to contain communal violence Tuesday in a western regi...