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Burma and Reform: All Talk and no Walk?

Simon Roughneen | Posted 11.13.2011 | Media
Simon Roughneen

It isn't easy working as a journalist under Burma's military rulers. The army has run the country since 1962, and although there were elections in November 2010 - the first in two decades - the army's party won easily and the new Government is headed by Thein Sein, a former General and Prime Minister under the ancien regime.

Corruption, Kleptocrats, and Politics: Sudan and Burma

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Smith

Sadly, money laundering, corruption, and partnerships between violent regimes and willing banks is all too common, even when it's illegal.

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Walks Political Tightrope

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Weller

In pushing for democracy while holding out an olive branch to the military dictators, Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi's post-detention debut demonstrated the capability to compromise while retaining her basic values.

Burma's Revolution: Goodbye, Generals (with Shaazka Beyerle)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

In honor of the upcoming elections in Burma, here is a re-post of an article published at Truthout by me and Shaazka Beyerle in October of 2007. The ...

Thailand Sets a Poor Example to Burma

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Long a staunch US ally and once a reliable partner in the region, under the nose of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Thailand has morphed into a threat to regional peace and serial human rights abuser.

Burma Dictatorship To Decide Tuesday Whether To Extend Aung San Suu Kyi's Detention

New York Times | Seth Mydans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost lost in the clamor over Myanmar's devastating cyclone, the house arrest of the charismatic pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, reaches ...