Activists say the ruling party’s refusal to heed local sensitivities is already taking a toll
19 The News For 19 February 2019
For some, an increase in clashes with the Tatmadaw is a fair price to pay for having a locally based armed force fighting for their rights.
The future for many, if not most, of them is not in Rakhine State. Rather, it is in the burgeoning cities of South and Southeast Asia, and for some in the West.
Will the military abide by U Than Shwe’s pledge to allow reform after ‘a few years’ of the party’s rule?
As the government equivocates, public outrage against the dam project is building.
The talks aim to pave the way for formal talks in Naypyitaw, but the extent to which the groups can push forward in negotiating their demands remains to be seen.
By recognizing the roles and responsibilities of armed and civil society groups in conflict areas, they're also an essential step toward self-determination and federalism.
If Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative is truly based on mutual respect, then neither China nor the NLD need fear a popular vote on the controversial dam.
The NLD’s move to amend the Constitution is a first small step in what will surely be a difficult journey.
In Rankhu, a remote spot three hours’ drive from Loikaw, it’s almost possible to believe there’s ‘nothing to kill or die for’
At this year's event, ethnic armed groups have a golden opportunity to start settling their differences peacefully and devise a new path to peace with the government and military.
After two months, the legislation’s impact on residents’ daily lives is less than impressive.
Southeast Asian nations benefit from Brussels’ role as a counterweight to major powers in the region
If Myanmar is to rid itself of internal conflict, Burmans must recognize the daily institutionalized discrimination faced by ethnic groups.
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