The aim ‘is to demonstrate what truly good governance could be for the Salween River Basin,’ says environmentalist Paul Sein Twa.
17 The News For 17 January 2017
The KNU’s challenge lies in being a credible government in areas under its control—and where authority is shared with the Burmese government.
As Asean turns 50, scholar and columnist Kavi Chongkittavorn considers what’s been achieved and what’s in store for the Southeast Asia bloc.
The Irrawaddy’s Nang Seng Nom recalls her trip to northern Shan State amid fierce clashes between the Northern Alliance and the Burma Army.
As the ninth leader of the United Nations takes the helm, Myint Zan recalls how U Thant of Burma came to feel about the burdens of the office.
The resurgence of a strong ethnic Kachin cultural and political identity recent years is a direct result of intensified Burma Army repression.
The Karen people of the Kheshorter Community Forest are living proof that humans can co-exist with natural ecosystems and leave a smaller footprint.
This could be the beginning of a new Islamic-inspired insurgency in Burma, which could impact peace and stability in other countries in the region.
A reflection on the possibilities available to Burmese youth, and the future openings and lingering limits they represent.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s remarks about her country overtaking Singapore economically in the next 20 years draw laughter and criticism.
The 250th anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act in Sweden reminds the Swedish Ambassador to Burma of the long road to promote free expression.
On World AIDS Day, the spotlight will be on Myanmar—a model of how to implement strategies to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.
Ethnic Karen leader Gen Saw Mutu Say Poe’s meetings in Naypyidaw suggest Burmese hopes to strengthen ties with the KNU.
Thirteen political parties release a declaration calling for a meeting of Burma’s National Defense and Security Council.
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Malaysia, Don’t Use Burma to Distract from Disquiet at Home
A Lesson from Singapore
Does the KNU Seek Support from Naypyidaw?
Christmas and Karen New Year on the Tanintharyi River
Asean at 50, and Beyond
‘The Most Impossible Job on this Earth’
The Battle for Gideon: A Kachin Perspective
In Rangoon, There is Plenty to be Afraid of
Govt Must Publicly Address Deputy Minister’s Dismissal
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Goes to India
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Has Failed as a Victims’ Advocate