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A Month of US Human Rights Concerns in Southeast Asia
May 20, 2016
A Month of US Human Rights Concerns in Southeast Asia
The issue has been in the spotlight this month in several Southeast Asian states.
A Month of US Human Rights Concerns in Southeast Asia
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Cult of Personality
May 17, 2016
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Cult of Personality
The saintly status surrounding Suu Kyi has led to tunnel vision in the NLD and the international community.
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Cult of Personality
In Myanmar, Suu Kyi’s Brand Is a Double-Edged Sword
May 14, 2016
In Myanmar, Suu Kyi’s Brand Is a Double-Edged Sword
Myanmar is being overwhelmed by foreign investments before its new government has built up the capacity to receive them.
In Myanmar, Suu Kyi’s Brand Is a Double-Edged Sword
Myanmar's Religious Hate Speech Law
May 05, 2016
Myanmar's Religious Hate Speech Law
Myanmar's religious hate speech law is used to protect ultra-nationalists rather than religious minorities.
Myanmar's Religious Hate Speech Law
Myanmar's Transition: The 'Fun' Part is Over
April 30, 2016
Myanmar's Transition: The 'Fun' Part is Over
No matter how the United States and Myanmar choose to proceed, continued reform will be messy.
Myanmar's Transition: The 'Fun' Part is Over
'No Rohingya': Behind the US Embassy Protest in Myanmar
April 29, 2016
'No Rohingya': Behind the US Embassy Protest in Myanmar
"We want to declare to the U.S. embassy and to all the other countries, there are no Rohingya in our country."
'No Rohingya': Behind the US Embassy Protest in Myanmar
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Pushes for Peace With Ethnic Rebels
April 26, 2016
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Pushes for Peace With Ethnic Rebels
Hopes have been renewed that a permanent deal may finally be reached between the new government and holdout militias.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Pushes for Peace With Ethnic Rebels
Shaping Northeast Asia’s Future
April 22, 2016
Shaping Northeast Asia’s Future
An idea put forward by Korean President Park Geun-hye deserves support.
Shaping Northeast Asia’s Future
Tajikistan Battered With Criticism, But US Waives Sanctions
April 21, 2016
Tajikistan Battered With Criticism, But US Waives Sanctions
Annual report season has been harsh on Dushanbe, but don't expect policy changes in Washington.
Tajikistan Battered With Criticism, But US Waives Sanctions
Troubling Early Signs in Myanmar’s New Government
April 13, 2016
Troubling Early Signs in Myanmar’s New Government
Suu Kyi's dominance, dubious credentials, and a muddled platform are worrying some observers.
Troubling Early Signs in Myanmar’s New Government
The Three Kingdoms: Three Paths for China’s Future
April 07, 2016
The Three Kingdoms: Three Paths for China’s Future
One era in China’s past remains a source of relevance for Chinese society today.
The Three Kingdoms: Three Paths for China’s Future
India’s Chance at a New Beginning With Democratic Myanmar
April 05, 2016
India’s Chance at a New Beginning With Democratic Myanmar
In Myanmar, India's conscience and interests may finally be aligning.
India’s Chance at a New Beginning With Democratic Myanmar
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
April 04, 2016
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
In 1967, Choje Akong Rinpoche helped found the first Tibetan temple in the West.
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
Aiding a Few Good Men (and Women) in the New Myanmar
March 31, 2016
Aiding a Few Good Men (and Women) in the New Myanmar
Foreign assistance for training lawmakers needs to be more focused.
Aiding a Few Good Men (and Women) in the New Myanmar
A Blueprint for China's Neighborhood Diplomacy
March 30, 2016
A Blueprint for China's Neighborhood Diplomacy
China is emphasizing neighborhood diplomacy, but how to actually carry it out?
A Blueprint for China's Neighborhood Diplomacy
Why Myanmar Can’t ‘Forgive and Forget’ Military Abuses
March 29, 2016
Why Myanmar Can’t ‘Forgive and Forget’ Military Abuses
Aung San Suu Kyi's approach will both prevent justice for victims and allow a culture of impunity to continue.
Why Myanmar Can’t ‘Forgive and Forget’ Military Abuses
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