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
Who Sold North Korea a New Anti-Ship Missile?
June 13, 2014
Who Sold North Korea a New Anti-Ship Missile?
North Korea’s new Kh-35 anti-ship missile threatens South Korean vessels. Who sold it to Pyongyang?
Who Sold North Korea a New Anti-Ship Missile?
Why Was Myanmar’s President Not Invited to Modi’s Swearing-In Ceremony?
June 03, 2014
Why Was Myanmar’s President Not Invited to Modi’s Swearing-In Ceremony?
What this tells us about India’s policy toward Southeast Asia
Why Was Myanmar’s President Not Invited to Modi’s Swearing-In Ceremony?
Indian PM Addresses BIMSTEC Summit, Pushes Free Trade
March 08, 2014
Indian PM Addresses BIMSTEC Summit, Pushes Free Trade
Manmohan Singh made his final diplomatic trip to Napyidaw, Myanmar to attend the BIMSTEC summit.
Indian PM Addresses BIMSTEC Summit, Pushes Free Trade
New Delhi No Haven for Burmese Refugees
January 28, 2014
New Delhi No Haven for Burmese Refugees
Minorities from Myanmar face abuses and other struggles in India’s capital.
New Delhi No Haven for Burmese Refugees
Myanmar Pardons Political Prisoners As Reforms Continue
January 01, 2014
Myanmar Pardons Political Prisoners As Reforms Continue
Myanmar's President Thein Sein began to deliver on a promise made earlier in 2013 by freeing political prisoners.
Myanmar Pardons Political Prisoners As Reforms Continue
Can Myanmar and North Korea Say Goodbye?
November 13, 2013
Can Myanmar and North Korea Say Goodbye?
As Myanmar normalizes its status in Asia, it must clarify its relationship with North Korea.
Can Myanmar and North Korea Say Goodbye?
Burma's President Will Not Run In 2015 Elections
October 26, 2013
Burma's President Will Not Run In 2015 Elections
Thein Sein has chosen not to run in the 2015 elections. Can Myanmar find a visionary leader to replace him?
Burma's President Will Not Run In 2015 Elections
Myanmar To Import India-Developed Submarine Sonar Systems
October 25, 2013
Myanmar To Import India-Developed Submarine Sonar Systems
The deal evidences India’s desire to ramp up its defense exports
Myanmar To Import India-Developed Submarine Sonar Systems
Suu Kyi Lectures Singapore on Materialism
October 03, 2013
Suu Kyi Lectures Singapore on Materialism
Aung San Suu Kyi has suggested that Singapore could learn some soft lessons from her native Myanmar.
Suu Kyi Lectures Singapore on Materialism
When Buddhists Turn Nasty
August 06, 2013
When Buddhists Turn Nasty
Muslims face violence in Burma and Sri Lanka. Charu Lata Hogg asks why.
When Buddhists Turn Nasty
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