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March 30 was the day that Burma, formerly beleaguered by military rule, saw its first democratically elected government since 1962 sworn into office.

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In spite of not unwarranted fears over the conduct of Burma’s general election on Nov. 8, a peaceful, credible vote has given rise to new

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Under Thein Sein’s leadership, the USDP expels 17 key members including Shwe Mann, but perhaps cannot remove him as easily as they had wished.

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s diplomatic knowledge and skills will be tested by the complexity of both internal issues back home and current Southeast Asian politics.

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With the NLD government’s inauguration complete, Burma could witness fundamental changes and surprises as it adjusts to a different balance of power.

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From Strong Questions To Effective Decentralization in Burma Reflecting on a workshop with regional parliamentarians, contributor Zawtuseng Nanggaw explores the importance of better questioning by members of govt.

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Burma’s new government has a chance to end decades of ethnic conflict, but a new approach to the peace process may be in order.

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Few next-door neighbors have moved so far in opposite political directions than Thailand and Myanmar, demonstrating the imperative of compromise in deeply polarized societies.

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One of the most urgent questions that the incoming National League for Democracy government must answer concerns the fate of the suspended Myitsone dam.

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First Flush of Freedom