OPINION
editorial
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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

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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.

Commentary
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For Burmese, Little Hope for a Jokowi of Their Own Burma’s political system is stacked against new faces, so a similar outcome to the Indonesian elections should not be expected next year.

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Burma’s Time Bomb Seeds of religious prejudice were planted long ago—in part through government-approved, racist publications—and we are now living through the consequences.

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Expect Skepticism as Thein Sein Pledges to Act Against Riot Instigators Recent inter-communal violence is just the latest event to distract attention in Burma from the real problems the country should be tackling.

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Violence Gives the Lie to Burma’s ‘Reforms’ 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.

contributor
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US Turns Blind Eye on Burma’s North Korea Connection 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.

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Burma Military Facility Hides Secrets From the World 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.

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The World’s Least Scrutinized Head of State? Given how much the international community has staked on President Thein Sein, it is surprising how little scrutiny of him there has been.