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.
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.
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.
Decades of military appointments to key positions in government have left Myanmar’s administrative apparatus in tatters.
The killing of Aung Kyaw Naing in military custody in Mon State belies the government’s claim that “considerable progress” has been made on human rights.
As Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, gears up for her first official trip to China, myths abound about her party’s motivations.
While the US should be commended for backing Burma’s democratic transition, future support should be conditional on further political reforms.
If the Obama Administration wants to vindicate its decision to engage with the Burmese government, it must continue to demand human rights protections.