Myanmar: The More Things Change…

Myanmar: The More Things Change…After violent crackdowns on student protests in Burma have attracted worldwide condemnation, many are no doubt wondering whether the country’s much vaunted political reforms are back to square one.  The Internet has been overwhelmed by social media showing pictures of savage attacks by the authorities against clearly peaceful protesters. - students, monks and journalists – with…

Opinion: Why Burma should look to Belfast

Opinion: Why Burma should look to BelfastLast week, democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi visited Belfast to learn about Northern Ireland’s hard-fought peace process and its viability as an analogue for Burma’s current sectarian troubles. It turns out the Lady may be on to something. Speaking at Wellington College in Belfast, Suu Kyi remarked, “what we have learned here…will help us…