The tools and programs created by outside “experts” to support Myanmar’s democratic transition are crippling the country’s politics, leaving key questions unaddressed.
12 The News For 12 December 2019
Defending Myanmar against genocide charges in The Hague, the State Counselor finds herself in a position she could not have imagined just a few years ago.
As she leads Myanmar’s legal team to the ICJ, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returns to the international spotlight, playing a new role: defender of the national interest.
On the 35th anniversary of his passing, Dr. San Baw, a Myanmar surgeon who pioneered the use of ivory hip prostheses to replace fractured thighbones, is remembered by his son.
Despite numerous informal peace talks, fighting continues and trust is in short supply. But both sides now believe a formal summit can be held in January.
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The Tatmadaw’s display of a haul of Chinese-made weapons seized from the TNLA sends a pointed signal to Beijing that it’s time to stop adding fuel to the rebel fire.
The worsening war has left the NLD and ANP relatively powerless in Rakhine. So why should the millions who voted for them be expected to have any faith in democracy?
Domestic reform is necessary to establish Myanmar as a rights-respecting nation.
Failing to learn lessons from existing projects, officials tout the benefits of BRI projects while ignoring locals’ fears of land-grabs, lost livelihoods and pollution.
Next week’s ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit will serve as a curtain-raiser for Seoul’s New Southern Policy 2.0.
Myanmar is right to worry about Beijing’s influence, but China-bashing isn’t the answer. The message to China—and to all—should be clear: Respect Myanmar’s sovereignty.
US President Trump has followed his snub of ASEAN’s Bangkok summit by inviting the bloc’s leaders to Washington, but it remains to be seen if they’re in a mood to accept.
Various international models are available, but one way or another the Myanmar military must address the demands of ethnic minorities if the country is to achieve peace.
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