17 The News For 17 January 2017
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Asean at 50, and Beyond

Guest Column
As Asean turns 50, scholar and columnist Kavi Chongkittavorn considers what’s been achieved and what’s in store for the Southeast Asia bloc.

Back From Mong Ko

The Irrawaddy’s Nang Seng Nom recalls her trip to northern Shan State amid fierce clashes between the Northern Alliance and the Burma Army.

Militancy in Arakan State

Guest Column
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.
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A Lesson from Singapore

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s remarks about her country overtaking Singapore economically in the next 20 years draw laughter and criticism.