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Burma’s civil society challenged by ‘misleading top-down transition’

     

How did Burma’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi go from Nobel Peace Prize laureate to figurehead for a regime accused of genocide? After Myanmar’s political reforms in 2011, Western… Read more »

Burma’s Rohingya refugee crisis fits pattern of faltering reforms, weak leadership

     

Myanmar’s unwillingness to deal with the Rohingya refugee crisis fits a broader pattern of faltering reforms and indecisive leadership, the FT’s John Reed writes: The most serious crisis since Myanmar… Read more »

Extremism-fueled strategic instability threatens Asia’s democracies

     

Asia’s democracies are threatened by a growing source of strategic instability at the sub-state level, as increasing religiosity and extremist ideologies gain momentum in the national consciousness of several countries in… Read more »

Burma’s transition: ‘yet to give substance to strategy’

     

A senior Myanmar government official on Tuesday denied there was ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, where a military operation aimed at the minority… Read more »

Suu Kyi to lead effort on Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State

     

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a new effort to bring peace and development to Rakhine State where violence between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims in recent years has… Read more »

Understanding Reform in Myanmar – a new configuration of power?

     

The National League for Democracy’s vigorous support of the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord and national political dialogue along with efforts to strengthen the parliament and other existing institutions can help to… Read more »

Myanmar: constitutional change on the agenda?

     

The party of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has instructed its lawmakers not to leave the capital, rank-and-file members said, fueling speculation of a legal bid to sidestep a clause… Read more »