More than one battle is underway in Burma, with policy contortions little understood by the outside world.
As my husband Paul and I stepped into the horse-drawn carriage, the driver flashed a huge grin and said “Mingalaba,” which means hello.
As the United States supports Burma on its way to democracy, human rights groups say lifted sanctions should be tied to concrete progress, and the U.S. must exercise cautious [...]
Freedom House now ranks Burma ahead of China in terms of political rights, civil liberties, and other freedoms.
Critics warn that the reforms are in place only so sanctions will be lifted, and they can be reversed at any moment. The constitution drafted by the military junta in 2008 is [...]
The United Nations drug office found that crystal meth is more prominent than ever in East and Southeast Asia, with Burma leading the way in production.
With the lifting of U.S. sanctions on Burma, resource-rich Kachin State is an especially lucrative draw for the Burmese military. Refugees are denied proper access to foreign aid.
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama will set off this weekend on his first trip abroad since being re-elected. The trip through Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia, highlights the strategic importance his administration places on the region. “It sends a powerful signal, as it [...]
The Burmese government said it has released 452 prisoners ahead of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the country.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northern Burma Sunday, killing at least 13 people and injuring scores more.