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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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.

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Death of an Activist-Reporter 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.

contributor
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Myths of Suu Kyi’s Mysterious Trip to China 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.

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US Must Address Rights Concerns Before Further Engagement While the US should be commended for backing Burma’s democratic transition, future support should be conditional on further political reforms.

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Obama’s Chance to Make Burma a Genuine Foreign Policy Success If the Obama Administration wants to vindicate its decision to engage with the Burmese government, it must continue to demand human rights protections.