Before Burma’s president makes his landmark visit to the United States, Beijing makes a bid to woo Burma’s opposition leaders.
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.
The deteriorating health of SLORC Chairman Saw Maung and a successful campaign against ethnic insurgents sees Ne Win install Than Shwe as junta chief.
As the former pariah state shakes off pawn status, the playing field transforms—and world powers like China and the United States make moves for influence.
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.
Gen Ne Win cements his position ruling Burma while Than Shwe rises up the ranks in the background.
Burma’s brutal dictator Ne Win was a product of the first struggle for independence and the era of communist and socialist ideology.
Communal violence in Rakhine State could undo Myanmar’s efforts to rehabilitate its standing in the world.
US President Barack Obama’s visit should be treated as a new beginning rather than an end product.
Khin Nyunt, once one of the most feared men in Burma, cuts a very different figure these days, particularly when he meets former enemies.