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A Digital Nation for the Stateless Rohingya?
July 02, 2019

A Digital Nation for the Stateless Rohingya?

By Preeti Jha
A team of Rohingya Muslims is using blockchain technology to forge digital identities for the persecuted minority’s diaspora.

When Burma Was Still Part of British India
September 30, 2017

When Burma Was Still Part of British India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
When Burma became Burma and India became India.
Long Past Time for Sanctions on Myanmar’s Generals
September 26, 2017

Long Past Time for Sanctions on Myanmar’s Generals

By John Sifton
The Burmese military's atrocities in Rakhine state cannot go unpunished.

Like South Africa After Mandela, Myanmar Needs Many Real Leaders--Not Just One
February 20, 2016

Like South Africa After Mandela, Myanmar Needs Many Real Leaders--Not Just One

By Caitlin J. Pierce
Aung San Suu Kyi’s singular leadership could lead to the same sense of unrealized dreams that has befallen South Africa.

The (Few) Generals That Don’t Exit in Myanmar
November 20, 2015

The (Few) Generals That Don’t Exit in Myanmar

By Renaud Egreteau
Myanmar's military took a bashing in the polls on November 8, but it will continue to play a role in politics.

Myanmar's Electoral Landscape: Vibrant, But Uncertain
September 23, 2015

Myanmar's Electoral Landscape: Vibrant, But Uncertain

By Phuong Nguyen
As Myanmar approaches a historic election, things appear stable, though uncertainty persists.

The 100 Days That Ended the ‘White Man’s Burden’ in Asia
August 11, 2015

The 100 Days That Ended the ‘White Man’s Burden’ in Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
In just three months, the Imperial Japanese Army ended 150 years of European domination of Asia.
Is Myanmar Approaching Genocide?
May 04, 2015

Is Myanmar Approaching Genocide?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent report suggests that the Rohingya could become the target of further mass atrocities.

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

By Poppy McPherson
A year after the Burmese journalist and long-time political prisoner Win Tin passed away, mourners gather to remember him.

Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens
April 03, 2015

Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens

By Poppy McPherson
In Mandalay, hundreds gathered to hear talks by Burmese and international authors.

Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
November 23, 2014

Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again

By Luke Hunt
Myanmar continues to backslide on reforms. It might be time to stop giving its leaders the benefit of the doubt.
Myanmar: From Investment Abroad to Improvement at Home
August 17, 2014

Myanmar: From Investment Abroad to Improvement at Home

By Gordon Wong
Now a magnet for foreign investors, Myanmar’s challenge is to ensure the investment benefits the nation.

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