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.
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.
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.
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.
After journalists were imprisoned for writing about a secret military installation in Magwe Division, experts are concerned about what could be produced at the site.
Given how much the international community has staked on President Thein Sein, it is surprising how little scrutiny of him there has been.