Regions / Burma
Naypyidaw isn’t the first showcase city that a nation has built from scratch, but it may be the emptiest.
International aid and "statebuilding" exercises risk exacerbating ethnic conflicts in Myanmar. Here's a more realistic approach.
Backsliding reforms, attacks on civilians, and evidence of war crimes are among the troubling reports just ahead of President Obama’s visit to Burma.
Buddhist monks in Myanmar rival Islamist extremists in their intolerance.
A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won't hold itself to account for its crimes against women, then history will.
Daw Suu refused to address the plight of the oppressed Rohingya, who originally come from Bangladesh, when she met its prime minister.
Buddhist mobs in Burma justify their attacks on Rohingya Muslims by claiming that the victims were illegal Bengalis trying to sneak into the country.
Syria is Iran’s Vietnam; Burma’s former head still pulls strings.
It’s time for the United States to examine how its own foreign policy promotes genocide, and take the actions necessary to curb it.
Democratic and political reforms in Burma have been uneven and halting.