Aung San Suu Kyi's Advisor Leaves a Broad Legacy in Myanmar
April 23, 2015
Aung San Suu Kyi's Advisor Leaves a Broad Legacy in Myanmar
A year after the Burmese journalist and long-time political prisoner Win Tin passed away, mourners gather to remember him.
Aung San Suu Kyi's Advisor Leaves a Broad Legacy in Myanmar
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
April 22, 2015
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
The MSR is designed to pacify neighboring countries threatened by China’s territorial claims, but will it work?
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens
April 03, 2015
Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens
In Mandalay, hundreds gathered to hear talks by Burmese and international authors.
Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens
After Myanmar Bombing, China Deploys Jets, Warns of 'Resolute Measures'
March 15, 2015
After Myanmar Bombing, China Deploys Jets, Warns of 'Resolute Measures'
A senior Chinese general has warned Myanmar of military consequences for its actions.
After Myanmar Bombing, China Deploys Jets, Warns of 'Resolute Measures'
Capturing the Spirit of Burma
February 26, 2015
Capturing the Spirit of Burma
A new photo book showcases the beauty of Burma.
Capturing the Spirit of Burma
Vietnam Grounds Its Huey Choppers
January 30, 2015
Vietnam Grounds Its Huey Choppers
Plus, U.S.-India relations roundup, ancient Indian realism, the Corker bill, and more. Weekend links.
Vietnam Grounds Its Huey Choppers
‘Young’ Myanmar Still Needs Strong Military Role, Says Army Chief
January 21, 2015
‘Young’ Myanmar Still Needs Strong Military Role, Says Army Chief
Comments reinforce worries that reduced military control is unlikely anytime soon.
‘Young’ Myanmar Still Needs Strong Military Role, Says Army Chief
Southeast Asia: Democracy Under Siege
November 20, 2014
Southeast Asia: Democracy Under Siege
This has not been a good year for Southeast Asian democracy.
Southeast Asia: Democracy Under Siege
Myanmar's Opposition Leader and Military Chief Hold Unprecedented Talks
October 31, 2014
Myanmar's Opposition Leader and Military Chief Hold Unprecedented Talks
Myanmar's prominent opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and its military chief held talks for the first time.
Myanmar's Opposition Leader and Military Chief Hold Unprecedented Talks
Myanmar Government Releases 3,000 Prisoners
October 08, 2014
Myanmar Government Releases 3,000 Prisoners
The prisoner release follws up on an amnesty guarantee made by the government in 2013.
Myanmar Government Releases 3,000 Prisoners
Japanese Banks Win Big in Myanmar
October 02, 2014
Japanese Banks Win Big in Myanmar
Myanmar is betting that Tokyo’s biggest banks will invest in comprehensive development.
Japanese Banks Win Big in Myanmar
The New Thailand-Myanmar Axis
July 29, 2014
The New Thailand-Myanmar Axis
With China’s backing, post-coup Thailand and Myanmar-- ASEAN's quasi-democracies-- are moving closer together.
The New Thailand-Myanmar Axis
U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma
July 18, 2014
U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma
The country has seen remarkable change, even if much more needs to be done.
U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma
How South Asia Resolves Maritime Disputes
July 10, 2014
How South Asia Resolves Maritime Disputes
South Asia’s use of international tribunals to settle maritime disputes should be emulated in East Asia.
How South Asia Resolves Maritime Disputes
Burma to Purchase Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 Fighter Jets
June 25, 2014
Burma to Purchase Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 Fighter Jets
According to local media, Myanmar will become the first foreign purchaser of the Sino-Pakistan jointly produced fighter.
Burma to Purchase Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 Fighter Jets
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
June 18, 2014
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
North Korea’s relationship with Russia is improving as both seek to gain influence in Northeast Asia.
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
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