U Than Shwe Shows His Hand 

The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.

The Power Behind the Robe

From the Archive
On the 11th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, we revisit this story from October 2007, in which the editor explained why Burma’s generals fear the influence of the Sangha.

Myanmar Caught in Her Own Trap

Guest Column
A UN fact-finding mission has given the military a list of recommendations to address the Rohingya crisis. The burning question is how open it is to reform.