Aung San Suu Kyi

A recent landslide at Gwi Hka jade mining site in Myanmar.

After Another Mining Disaster, Ethnic Minorities Lose Patience With Myanmar’s Leadership

For those in the borderlands, the recent landslide in Kachin state is a symptom of the government’s empty promises.

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's capital, on May 22. (That Aung/AFP/Getty Images)

Myanmar’s Atrocities Demand New Sanctions

Rep. Eliot Engel’s sanctions legislation offers the right response to the Myanmar military’s campaign of murder and displacement.

Volunteers take down posters of Aung San Suu Kyi at the National League for Democracy Party head office on November 6, 2015 in Kaw Hmu, Myanmar.

Aung San Suu Kyi Is A Politician, Not A Monster

Western liberals projected their own hopes onto "the Lady" — and then blamed her for not living up to them.

Internally displaced people take shelter at the Tanai Kachin Baptist Church in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state in June 2017. (Hkun Lat)

First They Came for the Rohingya

Other ethnic minorities will be Myanmar’s next victims.

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.”

WHAIKHYANG, BANGLADESH - SEPTEMBER 10:  A young girl is squashed as Rohingya refugee men sqabble as they wait for sacks of rice to be distributed on September 10, 2017 in Whaikhyang, Bangladesh. Recent reports have suggested that around 290,000 Rohingya have now fled Myanmar after violence erupted in Rakhine state. The 'Muslim insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army' have issued statement that indicates that they are to observe a cease fire, and have asked the Myanmar government to reciprocate.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

As Myanmar Cracks Down on Rohingya, Washington ‘Asleep at the Switch’

Washington opts for tepid rhetoric and behind-the-scenes diplomacy rather than confronting Myanmar over what some call “ethnic cleansing.”


Gruesome New Details on The Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar No One Is Talking About

Myanmar is carrying out ‘devastating cruelty’ against minority group, U.N. charges.

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar at the White House on Sept. 14, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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.

Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi attends a joint press conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (not pictured) in Naypyidaw on June 17, 2016.
Ayrault is on a three-day visit in Myanmar to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
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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.

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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.

Rohingya migrants sit on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015.  A boat crammed with scores of Rohingya migrants -- including many young children -- was found drifting in Thai waters on May 14, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days.  AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT        (Photo credit should read )

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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Burma’s Puppeteer-in-Chief Takes Charge

Aung San Suu Kyi won’t be her country’s next president. But she’s not about to let that stop her from running the show.

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Burma’s Painful Democratic Rebirth

For the first time in five decades, a democratic government is taking power in Burma. But there are plenty of problems ahead.


The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Countries

The steps Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi needs to take to ensure democracy.

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Burma’s Militarized Ministries

The opposition won a big electoral victory — but in Burma, parliament is not where true power lies.