Regions / Burma
Burma's military regime should be encouraged for taking a few positive steps, yet there's another side of the story.
There should be no returning to the unsustainable status quo at the East Asia Summit.
There are two sides to every issue. In Burma, however, negotiations have to go beyond just two sides.
The future of Myanmar may be decided not by monks or military but by minorities.
Kyi May Kaung looks at the religious roots of the protest movement in Burma today.
Novels about Burma are all the rage. Kyi May Kaung discusses the Burmese novels that you havent read yet.
Kaung and Steinberg rebut each other's arguments.
Sanctions have failed their stated goal -- regime change. The international community should try diplomacy instead.
Ruled by a series of harsh military regimes since 1962, Burma serves as a test case for U.S. policy on several fronts: human rights; a growing worldwide heroin epidemic; the role of U.S. state and local governments in relation to international trade policy and practice; forced labor, international labor standards, and the new prominence of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in the era of globalization; and the role of multinational corporations in supporting dictatorships.
A nonaligned, economically autarkic, one-party state under harsh military rule since 1962, Burma has metamorphosed into a test case for action on several fronts: human rights in Southeast Asia, international trade relations and the World Trade Organization (WTO), the growing worldwide heroin epidemic, and the role of foreign investors in supporting dictatorships.