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.
In the past, when the opposition leader said something, world leaders listened, but these days Washington seems to have shifted its priorities.
As leader of the world’s sole superpower in tumultuous times, Barack Obama needs Burma as a foreign policy success story, but should it be?
US Secretary of State John Kerry faces difficult questions when he arrives in Burma this weekend amid negative media reports about backsliding on political reforms.
To democracy advocates’ chagrin, Burma’s record of martial leadership is likely to continue through the next presidential election.
Myanmar will need the cooperation of its cronies if the country is to overcome the so-called “resource curse” and reduce economic inequality.
The government and Myanmar’s ethnic armed rebel groups will both need to make sacrifices if the country is to achieve a lasting peace.
An electoral system of proportional representation for Myanmar is being wrongly vilified by some political stakeholders who would benefit from its implementation.