Buddhist nationalists, feeding off the fear and uncertainty caused by successive waves of anti-Muslim violence, have issued fiery pronouncements that the very fabric of the Myanmar's main religion is... More
Myanmar has called an emergency ASEAN meeting to discuss the Rohingya crisis as regional tensions deepen over a bloody military crackdown on the country's Muslim minority, reports the country’s... More
Myanmar’s lawmakers are increasingly frustrated by what they say is ministers’ ignorance of the everyday problems facing citizens.
Members of Parliament accused ministers of merely reading out documents prepared by... More
Scheduled peace talks fell apart on Thursday, and conflict continued between four ethnic armed groups and the Burma Army in northern Shan State, according to ethnic armed group leaders.
Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya are fleeing persecution. Boarding overcrowded boats (and often enduring horrific conditions), they’re going to... More
Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More
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 the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More
Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More
Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial Councils are due in 2018. But President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe heading the Yahapalanaya or Good Governance regime in Colombo, not prepared for it.
The lack... More
Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More