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The Influence of China in Bringing Peace to Myanmar

The Influence of China in Bringing Peace to Myanmar

China’s overall strategy in the world’s longest civil war that takes place in Myanmar is unclear, and its interests may not always align with a robust peace process.

Review – Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border

Review – Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border

Despite its briefness, this title does an admirable job of explaining the underlying causes of what is arguably the most acute case of child soldiering today.

Reports on Genocide in Myanmar Highlight the Need for Change

Reports on Genocide in Myanmar Highlight the Need for Change

The situation for the majority of Rakhine State’s residents, Buddhist and Muslim, is dreadful. But, for the Rohingya Muslims it is tragic.

Problems with Facts about Rohingya Statelessness

Problems with Facts about Rohingya Statelessness

Ironically, and tragically, the surpassing symbolic and juridical power of ‘national race’ identity is for the Rohingya at once their problem and their solution.

What Next for the Rohingya in Myanmar? Suu Kyi’s Balancing Act after the Election

What Next for the Rohingya in Myanmar? Suu Kyi’s Balancing Act after the Election

The muslim minority Rohingya have long been the targets of persecution from the local Buddhist majority, the military, and the central government.

Who Has a Right to Belong?

Who Has a Right to Belong?

Whilst there might be international conventions which address the internally displaced, refugees, and the stateless the gap between theory and practice seems very large.

The Asian Century Crumbles

The Asian Century Crumbles

Kishore Mahbubani once said, “If you want to see the past, go to Europe. If you want to see the future, come to Asia.” That future has not arrived. Until a rival idea emerges, the present belongs to America and its universal values.

Growing up a Proud Racist in Burma

Growing up a Proud Racist in Burma

As a former racist who grew up thinking that those deemed to pose a threat to Burma’s sovereignty and Buddhist identity should be ‘gassed’, I feel a deep chill thinking about what Burmese society is evolving into.

Burma’s Rakhine Conflict

Burma’s Rakhine Conflict

While it is likely the more shocking acts of violence will gradually cease in the coming weeks, the conflict will leave a deep legacy on this region of Burma and can easily restart at anytime.

Implications from Aung San Suu Kyi’s European Tour

Implications from Aung San Suu Kyi’s European Tour

Suu Kyi’s chief challenge may be to avoid the temptation to turn vindication into vindictiveness. If she panders to her Western supporters at the expense of her partners at home, it would be a bad sign.

Sectarian Violence in Burma: A Country Opening Up, or Collapsing?

Sectarian Violence in Burma: A Country Opening Up, or Collapsing?

The existence of ethnic minority insurgencies will not bring about the collapse of the government. Nor will they have a decisive impact on other aspects of Burma’s reforms or on the decisions of outsiders to work with a reformed Burmese government.

No ideal democracy for Burma

No ideal democracy for Burma

The recent establishment of parliaments in Burma, following the passing of a new constitution in 2008 and elections that were held late last year, mark a change in the approach taken by the country’s military rulers – despite being conducted under dubious conditions.

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