Western powers pay homage to the opposition leader but would likely prefer that Burma’s next government is similar to the present one.
The government and security forces have primary responsibility for controlling the violence, but preventing it is a task for all.
As Burma burns, the rest of the world continues to act as if it believes the country’s rulers are sincere about bringing democratic change.
There are many reasons why Burma’s electoral system should not be changed, at least for now, in a country just emerging from decades of dictatorship.
If the international community wants to help achieve democracy, it will support independent journalists, not the “new and improved” state media.
The visiting Australian foreign minister should show Burma support for genuine reform, but stress that it needs to end hatred, violence and exclusion of minorities.
A longtime Burmese educator reflects on the purpose of schooling in Burma, calling for less emphasis on exams and more emphasis on critical thinking.
Introducing a proportional representation system could help the Burma Army establish itself as a cohesive legislative block in the face of a more fractured opposition.
When it comes to ceasefire negotiations between the government and ethnic armed groups, an ethnic Karen activist believes words are not enough.
An official at the Myanmar Peace Center says it is crucial to agree on the meaning of controversial words to reach a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
A Burmese anthropologist mourns the death of Dr. Daw Myint Myint Khin—a doctor, writer and pioneering feminist who inspired women at home and abroad.
Prominent women’s rights activist Zin Mar Aung says that despite threats, she and other activists will continue to campaign against the interfaith marriage bill.
After three years of war, fighting continues and recently distrust between the sides deepened. Both sides should build up trust and resume negotiations in earnest.
Many Burmese can’t help think it’s ironic that Thailand and Burma have traded places as military-run countries, yet they are concerned over the Thai coup.
British Ambassador to Burma Andrew Patrick calls on governments around the world to support a new international protocol to investigate sexual violence in conflict.
The Buddha set out to transcend the constraints of his time and place, but efforts to claim ownership of his legacy are creating new barriers.
While the government of President U Thein Sein has won accolades overseas, few at home see much reason to celebrate.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Constitution, but will Burma’s military really go along with her goal?
For the country’s peace process to succeed there needs to be an understanding of just how complex resolving Myanmar’s long-running ethnic conflict is.