Myanmar’s Panglong Peace Summit Kicks Off

An important step towards returning peace to Myanmar, after more than six decades of civil war, kicks off today, Aug. 31, with the start of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference. Previous efforts to bring all the ethnic rebel groups to the negotiat... Read More...

Aung San Suu Kyi Goes to China

In former times, Burmese and foreign observers considered Burma’s generals well versed at playing international powers off against one another. Now it is Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s current de facto leader, who i... Read More...

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... 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...
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US Myanmar Policy Stalls

United States policy toward Myanmar is regarded by many as one of the most important successes of President Barack Obama’s first term. US engagement played a critical role in lending momentum to political refor... Read More...