Posts Tagged: Rakhine
Burma's constitution awards a quarter of its parliament to the military. But that's not Aung San Suu Kyi's biggest problem by a long shot.
From declining worker protections to violent labor trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
Backsliding reforms, attacks on civilians, and evidence of war crimes are among the troubling reports just ahead of President Obama’s visit to 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.
Allegations of sarin use by the Syrian government are bedeviled by chain-of-custody issues.
Aung San Suu Kyi's tremendous skills as an opposition leader don't necessarily translate to presidential politics.