Assholedom, speculative aspirations, and the Nobel Peace Prize In 1993, Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk (presidents of the African National Congress, and South Africa’s Apartheid-government National Party) were jointly awarded the […]
Not Just a Wife, But a Slave; Not Just a Slave, But an Advertisement Because Naghma, whose name means melody, was not chosen by the groom, she will most likely be treated […]
A prominent Burma activist takes the Nobel laureate to task. Roland Watson, who runs Dictator Watch, is one of the most trenchant Burma and activists and observers. On October 27 he posted […]
The rights of Burma’s ethnic nationalities continue to be ignored.
Burma’s ruling junta’s response to pro-democracy protests might not be as brutal as in the past.
It might surprise you to know that Southeast Asian political humor is on a par with America’s best like Maureen Dowd, Lee Camp and the Onion. For example, visit Thailand’s English-lanuage Not […]
Aung San Suu Kyi probably knew she was courting danger when she allowed “that wretched American,” as one of her lawyers called John Yettaw, to sleep overnight in her home. He’d exhausted […]
Thailand seeks to mediate peace talks between Burma’s ruling junta and the Karen ethnic group that it’s been trying to wipe out for 60 years. Norway, meanwhile, hopes to heal the rift […]
The Karen independence movement in Myanmar has entered its seventh decade. Episode 1 Three years before she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi emerged as a national […]