The rare conviction of a soldier in civilian court shows how the criminal justice system is slowly taking a stand against the country’s still-powerful military.
Corruption isn’t just a moral issue. If good economics is about the efficient allocation of resources, then corruption tends towards the opposite.
Burma’s ethnic armed groups should take a practical approach to peace negotiations or risk losing leverage in post-ceasefire political dialogue, says adviser Ashley South.
Norway’s role in Burma has significantly changed in recent years, transforming from a staunch supporter of pro-democratic forces to an important business investor.
A political triumvirate in Burma maneuvers to stay on top amid a democratic reform process that continues to throw curveballs.
As Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, gears up for her first official trip to China, myths abound about her party’s motivations.
While the US should be commended for backing Burma’s democratic transition, future support should be conditional on further political reforms.
If the Obama Administration wants to vindicate its decision to engage with the Burmese government, it must continue to demand human rights protections.
It is time to ask some questions about why journalists in Burma continue to face arbitrary arrests for attempting to do their jobs.
The cancellation of by-elections slated for later this year is an ominous sign from an election commission chairman whose independence was already suspect.
By pursuing national causes ranging from land rights to ethnic reconciliation, Burma’s university student unions have lost sight of their primary purpose: ensuring students’ rights.
Well into the fourth year of Myanmar’s reforms, a major question remains: Can the country develop its economy on an egalitarian basis?
After decades of armed conflict, government and ethnic Karenni medics team up to provide health care to impoverished communities in eastern Burma.
Universities seem to be systematically discouraging women from pursuing many leadership roles, and it’s a great loss for our country’s overall development.
The real lessons from the census were the blithe indifference by UNFPA and the Burmese government to the potential for violence the census could spark.
Myanmar will need the cooperation of its cronies if the country is to overcome the so-called “resource curse” and reduce economic inequality.
The government and Myanmar’s ethnic armed rebel groups will both need to make sacrifices if the country is to achieve a lasting peace.