OPINION
editorial
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The Shape of Things to Come Hope deferred may be the legacy of 2014, but desire for a just society in Burma will not be diminished by this year’s unfulfilled promises.

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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

Commentary
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Walking the Walk Whatever form the dialogue on constitutional change takes, what’s most important is that the discussion is substantive and its participants approach the matter genuinely.

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Obama’s Second Burma Visit Falls Flat As US President Barack Obama concludes his second visit to Burma, many in the pro-democracy movement slam his ringing endorsement of President Thein Sein.

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Aung Thaung: Why Now, Why Him and Who’s Next? Before receiving US President Barack Obama, Burmese pundits welcome his administration’s decision to blacklist one of the ruling party’s most powerful and notorious lawmakers.

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From Top Brass to a Bureaucratic Class Decades of military appointments to key positions in government have left Myanmar’s administrative apparatus in tatters.

contributor
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US Congress in the Driver’s Seat on US–Burma Military Cooperation Recent action by US Congressmen on National Defense Authorization Act related to US-Burma military relations limits—rather than expands—future cooperation.

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Civilian Justice Trumps Military Impunity in Myanmar The rare conviction of a soldier in civilian court shows how the criminal justice system is slowly taking a stand against the country's still-powerful military. 

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The Right Kind of Generosity Corruption isn’t just a moral issue. If good economics is about the efficient allocation of resources, then corruption tends towards the opposite.