Within and beyond Burma, people see the recent violence in Arakan State as thick with the potential to turn the region into a conflict zone once more.
21 The News For 21 October 2016
Burma will need the full cooperation of its security forces in order to contain the perfect storm of events unfolding in northern Arakan State.
People of all ethnic, political, religious and geographical backgrounds need to come together in one voice to stop the war before it is too late.
Rushed through Parliament without proper consultation, the law is too weak to secure responsible investment in Burma’s most destructive industries.
The first anniversary of the ceasefire signing is commemorated in Naypyidaw by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, amid ongoing fighting to the north.
Many Burmese feel New Delhi’s engagement lags behind Beijing’s—in the geopolitical game, China is ahead of India in Burma.
The failed peace policies of previous military regimes have been continued under the present government, with the aid of foreign “peacemakers.”
As Aung San Suu Kyi fails to take action against human rights violations in Kachin State, the Kachin public wonders whether she will stand with them.
Even if the popular State Counselor were in Kofi Annan’s position and visited Arakan State—speaking openly about what she saw—it is likely that she would receive the same criticism
The purpose of keeping sanctions is to advance democratic reform in Burma, ensuring that the military fully withdraws from politics in the future.
Seemingly minor procedural differences in the planning of the 21st Century Panglong Conference emerged out of two different schools of political thought.
A massive tin mining boom underway in United Wa State Army territory may be set for a decline, according to an international industry body.
The peace process and the ultra-nationalist movement have long been seen as distinct and unconnected problems. They’re not.
The times demand that all of us escape from isolation, learn how to open our minds, broaden our perceptions and enjoy living peacefully in diversity.
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