US Ambassador Scot Marciel said the peace process faltered during his posting, but he leaves the country confident it has the human talent needed to reach its goals.
Myanmar’s recent repatriation of 22 captured Indian rebels suggests Naypyitaw’s embrace of New Delhi as a counterweight to China is entering a more concrete phase.
Officials from India, the US and China held separate meetings with the leadership of the Kachin State People’s Party last week, in a sign of the area’s strategic importance.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and the People’s Republic of China. The Irrawaddy presents a timeline of key events.