“The European Union revoked its economic and political sanctions against Burma on Monday,” reports Erica Kinetz for the Associated Press. She continues: Australia revoked its travel and financial sanctions in June 2012. […]
Emphasis added: the foreign policy week in pieces
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 […]
How do Buddhist attacks on Muslims help Burma’s government?
Cognitive dissonance aside, Buddhists — including monks — take up arms against Muslims in Burma while the government stands by. Global Post reports on another outbreak of sectarian violence in Burma this […]
Burma’s buddhists determined to de-romanticize Buddhism for West
Burma — from its president to its Nobel laureate — has failed to address Buddhist violence in its Rakhine state against Muslim Rohingyas. Does any religion in the world have a cleaner […]
Is Aung San Suu Kyi throwing Burma's ethnic minorities under the bus?
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 […]
Will Suu Kyi's assimilation into electoral process leave Burma's ethnic minorities behind?
The rights of Burma’s ethnic nationalities continue to be ignored.
Nota Bene #122: OWStanding
“When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into […]
Burma's ethnic insurgencies erupt in a chain reaction
Burma’s three ethnic insurgencies are on full boil, but at a time when support from former benefactors Thailand and China has grown tepid.
Why haven't the Burmese joined the recent wave of pro-democracy protests?
Burma’s ruling junta’s response to pro-democracy protests might not be as brutal as in the past.
Nota Bene #110: WEHT SWK?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?