Burma

Members of a Myanmar military honor guard raise their bayonet-mounted rifles in a salute during a dawn flag-raising ceremony at Yangon's central Mahabandoola Park on Jan. 4. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Pulls Military Assistance to Myanmar Over Rohingya Abuses

But experts say the measures will have limited effect and could even backfire.

A distraught Rohingya boy seeks handouts near the Balukali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Sept. 20. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

For Years, U.N. Was Warned of Threat to Rohingya in Myanmar

Myanmar’s Muslim crackdown “has been decades in the making.”

Aung San Suu Kyi at 20th anniversary ceremonies honoring her winning the Nobel Peace prize December 10, 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

Give the Nobel Peace Prize Posthumously

There’s an easy way to avoid betrayal by winners of the world’s most important humanitarian prize: only give it to dead people.

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH - SEPTEMBER 19: Refugees are seen in the Falungkhali Rohingya refugee camp on September 19, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Over 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in the Rakhine state as Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi broke her silence on the Rohingya crisis on Tuesday and defended the security forces while criticism on her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows. Recent satellite images released by Amnesty International provided evidence that security forces were trying to push the minority Muslim group out of the country. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

The World Knew Ahead of Time the Rohingya Were Facing Genocide

We've never known more about oncoming atrocities, but are still mostly helpless to stop them.

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A Genocide in the Making

The world can no longer look away from the intensifying assault on Burma’s Rohingya minority.

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The Long View on Burma

Forget short-term solutions to Burma’s interethnic violence. It will take generations to set things right.

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Burma’s Grassroots War on Drugs

Civic activism was supposed to save Burma. But a violent Christian anti-drug squad is showing its dark side.

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Give Burma a Chance

No, the country's remarkable democratic transition hasn't been perfect. But its critics should keep in mind how much has already been accomplished.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Must Focus on Ending Burma’s Civil War

The country’s democratic transformation will mean little unless it can bring peace to long-suffering ethnic minorities.

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The New Burma Is Starting to Look Too Much Like the Old Burma

In Aung San Suu Kyi’s “democratic” Burma, the people are a silent partner.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Is in Power. So Why Is She Ignoring Her Country’s Most Vulnerable People?

For the Rohingya, Burma’s new democratic government is little better than the old dictatorship.

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This Is Not the Time to Ease Up on Burma

Southeast Asia’s newest democracy has made a lot of progress, but some sanctions should stay.

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Can Aung San Suu Kyi Save Burma’s Economy?

Winning an election was one thing. Now it’s time to make people’s lives better.

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The Perils of Burma’s Internet Craze

A vicious hacker movement with military connections is targeting independent bloggers and media outlets.

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Burma’s Timid Friends

Burma is undergoing a challenging democratic transition. So why haven’t Asia’s democracies done more to help?

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