A harsh sentence handed down to journalists for reporting on an alleged chemical weapons factory serves as a reminder that Burma is still an “enemy
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.
Burma’s political system is stacked against new faces, so a similar outcome to the Indonesian elections should not be expected next year.
Seeds of religious prejudice were planted long ago—in part through government-approved, racist publications—and we are now living through the consequences.
Recent inter-communal violence is just the latest event to distract attention in Burma from the real problems the country should be tackling.
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.
Ethnically aligned political parties say proposals to change the country’s electoral system are not in their best interest.
President Thein Sein’s government can and must act to stop the acts of sexual violence committed by Tatmadaw soldiers in Burma’s ethnic states.
Washington should be posing the same tough questions that Burmese journalists now sentenced to 10 years in prison for their reporting have dared to ask.