Regions / Burma
Democratic and political reforms in Burma have been uneven and halting.
Although known for decades for its oppressive behavior, Myanmar's government is capable of very little when it comes to conserving natural resources, promoting development, and protecting citizens.
By defending Buddhists who attack Muslims Thein Sein is pouring oil on the fire.
A poem: To all the men and women who sing change change change Mee-ahn mar--we never heard of you before.
In its rush to jump on the Burma investment bandwagon, the U.S. is actually exploring working with Burma's army.
Burma's Muslims are caught in a cross-fire between Chinese and Western investment.
Emphasis, as always, added.
Cognitive dissonance aside, Buddhists -- including monks -- take up arms against Muslims in Burma while the government stands by.
Aung San Suu Kyi's tremendous skills as an opposition leader don't necessarily translate to presidential politics.
Burma -- from its president to its Nobel laureate -- has failed to address Buddhist violence in its Rakhine state against Muslim Rohingyas.