With his rivals dispatched and predecessor Ne Win under house arrest, Snr-Gen Than Shwe is free to enjoy the pleasures of absolute power.
Than Shwe’s position as dictator of Burma becomes undeniable as his rivals fall by the wayside and even Ne Win is placed under arrest.
Than Shwe consolidates power while infighting between senor military figures sees Khin Nyunt’s position become increasingly precarious.
A trip through several border towns in northern Thailand reveals that drugs are an open secret–and a lucrative trade–in the region.
The deteriorating health of SLORC Chairman Saw Maung and a successful campaign against ethnic insurgents sees Ne Win install Than Shwe as junta chief.
Burma’s deteriorating economic situation leads to a growth in student activism and Ne Win to order yet another military coup.
Ne Win’s paranoia opens the door for the understated and stealthy Than Shwe to assume power in the shadows.
Tin Oo feels Ne Win’s wrath as the dictator’s paranoia takes hold, leaving the door open for a new generation of loyal generals.
Burma’s infamous military intelligence comes to the fore under the guidance of junta “number one-and-a-half” Tin Oo.
Even though Thailand's overall birthrate is dropping, teen births are on the rise.
Gen Ne Win cements his position ruling Burma while Than Shwe rises up the ranks in the background.
For more than a decade, Myint Soe cooked for Burma's most famous political prisoner. Now he's a bestselling author with many memories to share.
Burma’s brutal dictator Ne Win was a product of the first struggle for independence and the era of communist and socialist ideology.
Residents of Thailand's southernmost provinces, struggling with their own homegrown insurgency, receive hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Burma's Arakan State with open arms.
After dodging police, trekking with ethnic rebels and visiting some of the country’s most remote communities, photographer Yuzo Uda tells Burma’s story—and his own.
Still in a state of shock, Sau Nam explains how she and her son nearly lost their lives when an artillery strike hit on Monday.
To start their year, more than 500 pilgrims sought the blessing of a 94-year-old abbot near the world’s largest reclining Buddha statue in Mon State.
Leading Burmese writer Ma Thida explains why she continues to cover the country’s politics and recalls how her prison experiences influenced her life and works.
Female soldiers in the Kachin Independence Army, and women throughout Burma’s northernmost region, make sacrifices and face daily struggles as an 18-month conflict escalates.