China Is Playing Peacemaker in Myanmar, but with an Ulterior Motive

Beijing is trying to end the long-running conflicts along its border with Myanmar — but only because it can't exploit the region's resources at will anymore.


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From China's bubble to Russia's undersea drones, here are big stories around the world that flew under the radar this year.


The Public Loves Myanmar’s New War on Muslims

One year after a historic election put a civilian government in charge, the country's army is using brutal methods to regain its popularity.


Obama to Lift Myanmar Sanctions, Including Those on Dirty Jade, Sooner Than Human Rights Organizations Wanted

Some experts fear that the decision will hurt America's ability to influence Myanmar's most troubled sectors.


Can Aung San Suu Kyi Bring an End to Civil War in Myanmar?

A fledgling peace summit brought together democracy leaders, military chiefs, and warring ethnic rebels. But it didn’t go all that smoothly.


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.


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.


A Fight Over Words Strains Burgeoning U.S.-Myanmar Ties

Myanmar's new leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, wants U.S. diplomats to sweep the country's persecution of Rohingya Muslims under the rug.

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