There is no good reason for Aung San Suu Kyi to remain aloof from the conflicts wracking the country she hopes to lead.
Until Burma's government calls the armed forces to heel, the country's prospects of achieving lasting peace and progress look dim.
Despite ending official censorship, Burma’s government is still firmly in control of the media, and is now making it even harder for journalists to do
Burma’s former dictator didn’t just destroy Burma through his own misrule, but also by appointing a successor who was as bad or worse.
Not for the first time in recent years, a minister is in the hot seat after comments made while meeting with villagers in central Burma.
Comments from Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the Burmese military’s commander-in-chief and a potential presidential aspirant, stoke fears among the country’s ethnic armed rebel groups.
It remains to be seen whether Myanmar will be more open to discussing internal affairs with fellow member states as chair of the regional grouping.
Recent setbacks in media freedom are threatening the success of Burma’s reforms and gains it has made in improving its international reputation.
Following a generous World Bank pledge of assistance for health care in Myanmar, reflections on how best to strengthen the underdeveloped sector.