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Myanmar readies for second face of reforms

Myanmar has reached a critical crossroads with the start of a new financial year and the beginning of the National League for Democracy (NLD)...

Myanmar seeks to engage the UN on refugee repatriation 

The Myanmar government is tentatively seeking to mend fences with the UN in an effort to solve the problem of the Rakhine Muslim refugees,...

Myanmar’s new president heralds a change in direction

When Win Myint was sworn in as Myanmar’s new president last Friday, he outlined the government’s priorities for the future. While the overall policy...

For Myanmar, second anniversary marks the start of a make or...

Myanmar’s government, led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) government and their leader, the State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, enters its third...

Myanmar’s Peace Process stumbles on

The Myanmar government is putting a brave face on its efforts to push the peace process forward, buoyed by two more ethnic rebel groups...

Myanmar faces increased international pressure

The Myanmar government is desperately trying to deflect the growing campaign at the UN to impose sanctions because of its failure to solve the...

Myanmar’s Peace Process approaches a watershed

Myanmar’s peace process appears to be precariously poised as the third meeting of the Panglong peace conference, planned for later this month, nears. The...

Myanmar’s military chief’s popularity on the rise

Myanmar’s military chief has become the crucial man in the country’s increasing political crisis. While he and the country’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu...

Myanmar’s peace process attracts increasing Western interest

Myanmar’s peace process is set to progress this year, with the next peace conference – dubbed the 21st Panglong – scheduled to convene at...

Myanmar’s economic prospects for 2018

Myanmar's economy is expected to perform much better this year, despite the problem of Rakhine. Many of Myanmar businessmen, foreign investors, financial analysts and...

Myanmar’s peace process set to progress

Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have made the peace process their top priority for this year, and are committed to kicking starting...

Beijing beckons to embattled Myanmar

China is increasingly bringing Myanmar into its geopolitical orbit. As international pressure mounts, over the treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority -- with some...

Myanmar fraught relations with the UN

An embattled Myanmar ponders its relations with the UN, amid international criticism and the possibility of sanctions looming larger. Once the heroine of democracy...

Pope highlights Myanmar’s peace process and Rakhine reconciliation

Press coverage of the Pope's visit to Myanmar has focused on his failure to use the word 'Rohingya' publicly while in the country, though...

Pope’s peace and reconciliation mission to Myanmar

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Yangon to greet Pope Francis as he arrived in what is a momentous moment for Myanmar....

China trumps the West over Myanmar

Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing...

Myanmar enters make or break year

This month marks the second anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi’s electoral landslide at the 2015 polls. It also marks the start of her...

UN steps up pressure on Myanmar

The United Nations is stepping up pressure on Myanmar to rapidly resolve the violence in its strife-torn western province of Rakhine. In a Presidential...

The Lady, the general and sanctions

Later this month (November) the European Union (EU) and the Organization of Islamic States (OIC) are planning to have a sanctions motion put before...

Myanmar’s Rakhine plan runs into trouble

Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian initiative for Rakhine state in western Myanmar is already running into trouble. The country’s fervent Buddhist nationalists, a movement...

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially...