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Desmond Ball Unbound

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Professor Desmond Ball, expert on military intelligence, Burma, Asia-Pacific security issues and nuclear strategy, died on Wednesday, October 12.

Death of a Journalist

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A look back at one Japanese photojournalist’s take on the killing of a colleague and countryman nine years ago during Burma’s Saffron Revolution.

Mac and Her Dudes

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Six eventful weeks that enriched the lives of a young American volunteer and a group of Karen rights activists.
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A Murky Story

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With searching renewed this month at the Yangon and Bago rivers’ confluence, The Irrawaddy looks back at some of the lore surrounding the Dhammazedi Bell.

Riding the Death Highway

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Frequent accidents and fatalities have given a fearsome reputation to the highly traveled road that runs between Yangon, Naypyitaw and Mandalay.

Putting Compassion Into Action

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Do Burmese people really understand the meaning of compassion? Not according to a Buddhist monk who helped to lead Cyclone Nargis relief efforts.