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Rohingya Muslims

When does ethnic cleansing become genocide? If that tipping point has not already been reached in Burma, it may be coming soon. We don’t know how...
aung san suu kyi

When Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took to the lectern on Tuesday, she was speaking to us. Suu Kyi’s silence as hundreds...
Burma

When President Barack Obama entered office, Burma was one of the most repressive countries on earth, and it had been for some time. Aung San...

Thanks to some bold rhetoric and high-profile visits over the past years, Barack Obama’s Asia policy has by and large been seen as a bright...

President Obama arrived in Burma on his trip through Asia to meet with Burmese leaders and gauge the country’s Democratic progress. He shouldn’t have. His...

The UN chose a poor moment to unveil its latest campaign; the American media have little attention for anything outside the midterm elections this week....

In 1995, Matthew Kaminski traveled to Crimea and met with a Tatar family named the Tarsinovs. They had moved from Central Asia almost as soon...

This week’s publication of a new Hillary Clinton biography by the respected political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes brings into stark relief just how...

Voice of America picked up a fascinating story about efforts to preserve Burma’s (Myanmar’s) last synagogue: The Mesmuah Yeshua synagogue is in a neighborhood typical of...

If Burmese democratization continues apace, historians will look for a “Berlin Wall moment”--something that signified the true beginning of the end for the country’s authoritarian...

It's great to see the government of Myanmar lifting restrictions on the press. Having just spent a week traveling around this distant country, I was...

The beginning of this month was a week of firsts for Burma’s famed pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She won a seat in parliamentary...