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Burmese Reality Check
June 12, 2012
Burmese Reality Check
The state of emergency in Rakhine State is a reminder of how far Burma still needs to go with its reforms.
Burmese Reality Check
June 10, 2012
Burma’s Reforms Coming Undone?
It’s still very early days, but are some cracks starting to show in Burma’s fledgling reform process?
Burma’s Reforms Coming Undone?
India Pushes Burma Angle
June 04, 2012
India Pushes Burma Angle
There are good strategic reasons for India’s decision to court Burma. Manmohan Singh’s trip is just the start.
India Pushes Burma Angle
Burma’s Media Finding its Voice
May 31, 2012
Burma’s Media Finding its Voice
Amid signs of reform, Burma’s media appears to be being allowed greater freedom. But there are still limits, says one journalist at the center of changes.
Burma’s Media Finding its Voice
Thailand's Two Faces
May 31, 2012
Thailand's Two Faces
Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip to Thailand was good for its image. The case of Chiranuch Premchaiporn? Not so much.
Thailand's Two Faces
Burma's Surprising Protests
May 29, 2012
Burma's Surprising Protests
The surprise about protests in Burma over power shortages is less they took place than there was no crackdown.
Burma's Surprising Protests
ASEAN's Fake Drug Problem
May 22, 2012
ASEAN's Fake Drug Problem
A study shows a third of anti-malarial drugs in Southeast Asia are fake. Lack of uniform standards is a problem.
ASEAN's Fake Drug Problem
Why Asia Wants America
May 22, 2012
Why Asia Wants America
The United States is still the partner of choice for many Asian nations, says Sen. John McCain. But Washington needs to put aside its political bickering.
Why Asia Wants America
Mitchell Burma Bound
May 21, 2012
Mitchell Burma Bound
The White House has nominated Derek Mitchell to be the first U.S. ambassador to Burma in 22 years.
Mitchell Burma Bound
Burma: One Korea for Another
May 18, 2012
Burma: One Korea for Another
The visit to Burma this week by Lee Myung-bak is another symbolic step for the Thein Sein government.
Burma: One Korea for Another
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
May 16, 2012
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
Signs of democratic reforms in Burma are welcome. But are they likely to help bring an end to ethnic unrest in Kachin state?
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
Art and Democracy
May 08, 2012
Art and Democracy
Burma Installation in New York’s Grand Central Station was a reminder of how art can shape public opinion.
Art and Democracy
Ban in Burma
May 03, 2012
Ban in Burma
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon seems to be having a better visit to Burma than last time he was there.
Ban in Burma
Burma’s Football Revolution?
May 02, 2012
Burma’s Football Revolution?
It won’t necessarily be easy, but there’s plenty of football potential that can be developed in Burma.
Burma’s Football Revolution?
Burma Across the Threshold
April 28, 2012
Burma Across the Threshold
This month’s by-elections in Burma have further assured the West that it’s time to start loosening sanctions. But some caution is warranted.
Burma Across the Threshold
Japan Pledge Ups China Ante
April 24, 2012
Japan Pledge Ups China Ante
Japan has pledged billions in assistance to five Southeast Asian nations. How will China respond?
Japan Pledge Ups China Ante
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