Myanmar

Myanmar: New Parliament, Old Constitution

Myanmar’s new parliament convened for the first time last week amid a flurry of underground power struggles and intense negotiations between the military and the National League for Democracy's chairperson ...

Buddhist Extremism Loses Out in Myanmar Vote

With the opposition National League for Democracy’s (NLD) landslide victory in Myanmar’s Nov. 8 election, the enduring popularity of its leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, was confirmed. The...

Myanmar Political Transition a Dilemma for China

Given Myanmar’s geographical proximity and lasting economic ties with China –and a convincing win by the National League for Democracy in November general elections, Beijing is watching events unfold in the p...

No Picnic for Suu Kyi on Ethnic Reconciliation

Touring Myanmar’s ethnic states before her party's landslide win in the Nov. 8 elections, Aung San Suu Kyi repeatedly emphasized peace and reconciliation as one of the National League for Democracy’s prioriti...

Myanmar Army Tries to Pick a Fight

Monhyin, a tiny town in Myanmar’s Kachin State in the northern tip of the country, has long been spared the worst of the conflict between Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and the Kachin Independ...

Myanmar: The President and the Proxy

Myanmar’s people have decided they want change. The reds, the National League for Democracy, have repudiated the greens, the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in a historic election that was large...
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Myanmar Breaks Pledge to Free Political Prisoners

In July of 2013, Myanmar‘s President Thein Sein stated that by the end of that year, two years after the election of a nominally civilian government pledged to democratic rule, there would be no prisoners of co...
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Glimmer of Hope for Myanmar’s Ethnic Conflicts?

After more than six decades of internal armed conflict, the next four weeks could be decisive for the attempt to solve Myanmar’s bitter conflicts with its myriad armed ethnic groups, according to a new report b...