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Powers Seek Influence in Burma’s Conflict

March 25, 2013, 3:04 am

More than one battle is underway in Burma, with policy contortions little understood by the outside world.

Burma Now

February 25, 2013, 11:47 am

As my husband Paul and I stepped into the horse-drawn carriage, the driver flashed a huge grin and said “Mingalaba,” which means hello.

Human Rights Leaders Advice to Washington on Burma: ‘Go Slow’

February 19, 2013, 5:27 am

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 [...]

Burma Now More Free Than China, Rights Group Says

January 17, 2013, 9:28 pm

Freedom House now ranks Burma ahead of China in terms of political rights, civil liberties, and other freedoms.

2012 & Beyond: Shifting Power from Military to Electorate in Burma

December 31, 2012, 3:44 pm

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 [...]

Crystal Meth Spikes in Southeast Asia

December 12, 2012, 2:18 pm

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.

Burma’s Kachin People in Crisis

November 22, 2012, 11:53 pm

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.

Obama Affirms Strategic Importance of Asia Pacific

November 16, 2012, 1:02 am

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 [...]

Burma Releases Prisoners Before Obama Trip

November 15, 2012, 4:43 pm

The Burmese government said it has released 452 prisoners ahead of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the country.

Burma Quake Kills 13, Leaves More Injured

November 11, 2012, 3:05 pm

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northern Burma Sunday, killing at least 13 people and injuring scores more.


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Asia Week NY Spring 2013