Given Beijing’s support for the government—not to mention its views on democracy—did the senior general really expect Wang Yi to sympathize with his voter fraud claims?
15 The News For 15 January 2021
Americans are learning what happens when a large part of the population loses confidence in the political system—something other countries understand all too well.
The political failures and media distortion that led to the current crisis in the US are challenges facing all countries with a democratic process.
It is tempting to savor the irony of Washington being lectured on democracy and rule of law, but we must hope a chastened US will again lead the free world by example.
Just months after India’s top general visited Naypyitaw, NSCN (K) veteran Niki Sumi has returned to India from Sagaing and is reportedly engaging with the peace process.
When it comes to mega projects, Myanmar should not be a passive partner of China; Naypyitaw should be the one to propose plans and dictate their terms.
A second-term civilian government in Myanmar, a return to sanity in Washington and COVID-19 vaccines; 2021 offers us hope of better times, provided we act wisely.
Friendship evolving into suspicion and mistrust on both sides of the border.
In reacting to the COVID-19 cluster in Samut Sakhon, Thai officials must take care not to stigmatize the Myanmar migrants on whom the seafood hub’s economy depends.
Thailand should include all migrant workers, both registered and unregistered informal workers, in the country's social protection policies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assertive ‘New Era’ initiative raises serious questions for all the nations of Southeast Asia.
As the military becomes increasingly concerned with securing offshore resources and deterring regional threats, its appetite for hardware will only grow.
Trained in Myanmar and the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, Northeast India’s ‘most wanted’ rebel bids a farewell to arms to take care of ailing wife.
The State Counselor and the military chief reportedly met last weekend; with each holding the key to the other’s goals, the encounter raises interesting possibilities.
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