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Burma -- Or Is it Myanmar? -- Goes to See Its Shrink

MP Nunan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"I had a really bad weekend," Burma says. "Or a really good one," says the shrink. "The first reasonably free-and-fair election since 1990?"

In Burmese Opposition There Will Be No Reform: Aung San Suu Kyi

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The growing discontent with the NLD has been obvious inside Burma for most of the past decade. It came to light internationally when, during the November elections, desperate discussions were held about the official boycott.

Burma's Continuing Agony

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

Nobel laureate and Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi turned 65 today. She has spent 15 of the last 21 years in prison or under house arrest. There is no end to her, or her nation's, agony in sight.

Bargaining Burma's Political Prisoners

David Scott Mathieson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Scott Mathieson

Recent amnesties in Burma have been little more than public relations stunts. In September 2008, 9,000 prisoners were released, but only six of them were political activists.

A Trapdoor for Aung San Suu Kyi

U Pyinya Zawta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
U Pyinya Zawta

The real question is who is responsible for the Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's imprisonment? What can be done about it? What will anyone do?

Twin-Track Talks in Burma Raise Peace Hopes

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The junta hopes that by making a token attempt at democracy it can convince the West to ease the sanctions it's imposed on Burma and re-open economic relations.