With both countries’ armed forces politically ascendant, Burma-Thai relations appear—as officials on both sides are at pains to point out—better than ever.
Thein Sein has played the game well, guiding a “reform” process that keeps the establishment powers on side. Will this count in his favor post-November?
Ethnic armed groups negotiating a nationwide ceasefire with Burma’s government since 2013 have largely presented a united front, but divisions are growing.
The infamous political purges of Burma’s junta-era were recalled on Wednesday night, as parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann was purged from the ruling party.
The opposition National League for Democracy’s handling of candidate selections for Burma’s upcoming general election risks fracturing the country’s democracy movement.
Many locals are not pleased by the release of 155 Chinese loggers, claiming that while the sentence was extreme, so is exoneration.
Violence once again flared between rival Karen groups this month, adding another chapter to an ignominious history of factional strife and power struggles.
Burma’s upcoming election must be different, in that unlike the country’s previous two nationwide votes, it must respect the will of the people.
While the USDP is intrinsically linked to the objectives of the Burmese Armed Forces, a faction within the party tries to form a distinct agenda.
The president’s decision to terminate the controversial highrise projects near Shwedagon Pagoda offered relief for many Burmese who treasure their cultural heritage.
The Buddhist nationalist organization is proving to be one of the most effective groups in Burma at extracting concessions from the quasi-civilian government.
The military’s opposition to constitutional amendments may harm efforts to conclude a nationwide ceasefire and undermine trust at home and abroad.
The under-23 football team’s surprise run to the Southeast Asia Games gold medal game has been a lift to the collective conscience of Burma’s people.
As Burma’s opposition leader travels to China, we’ll all be watching to see if she takes a stand for human rights
With Aung San Suu Kyi visiting China, this story from 2013 looks at the changing dynamics of Naypyidaw’s relationship with Beijing and the wider world.
Suu Kyi has taken on a variety of roles in decades past, but it’s the popular political figure—not the face of democracy—that Beijing wants to see.
Mr. Speaker, surely a pen, a notebook, a recording device or a camera couldn’t do that much harm, could it?
Tensions between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Rakhine State have long existed, stoked by a complex legacy dating back to British colonial rule.
Burma’s leaders would do well to pick up a copy of reggae artist Saw Poe Kwar’s newest album, a musical manifesto in defense of love.
Numerous critics have expressed concern about five development projects in the vicinity of the country’s most famous religious icon. Planning reform in Rangoon is long overdue.