Burma

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Myanmar Ousts Rising Political Star

The sudden removal of one of Myanmar’s most powerful men sent has sent shockwaves through the diplomatic community in the old capital of Yangon, where foreign embassies are still located. It seemed more like a... Read More...
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Myanmar Charter Battle Catches US in Crossfire

United States policymakers have been put in a delicate position by the votes by Myanmar’s union parliament on June 25 reject five of six major amendments to the 2008, military-drafted constitution. It is a deci... Read More...
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The Rohingya: Where They Came From

The crisis that has enveloped Myanmar’s luckless Rohingya has been years in the making. They are hardly interlopers, with some of them having settled in Arakan Province, also known as Rakhine, on Myanmar’s west... Read More...
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China Foments Trouble on Myanmar’s Border

Last year it was the South China Sea and the contiguous waters of Vietnam and the Philippines which were the focus of Chinese hegemonist instincts. Those issues have quieted down for the time being as China has... Read More...
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Burmese Reporter Dies in Army Hands

Concern is growing about an increasing war on the press and human rights activists by Burmese authorities after Aung Kyaw Naing, a freelance journalist covering clashes between ethnic rebel and government force... Read More...
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Burma’s Failed Promise

Burma’s path to democracy, born in considerable hope when the generals’ junta agreed to political reforms in 2011 and released democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, is in depressing danger of failu... Read More...