By John Roberts, December 3, 2012
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has played a key role in supporting the government by defusing anger over the project.
By Peter Symonds, November 20, 2012
The US focus on the region is part of a broader diplomatic offensive aimed at undermining China’s position throughout Asia.
By John Roberts, November 3, 2012
At least 88 people have been killed, 4,600 homes burnt down and 22,000 people left homeless, the vast majority being Muslims.
By John Roberts, October 23, 2012
Under the guise of discussing “human rights”, a large US delegation set the stage last week for the resumption of military ties with Burma.
By John Roberts, Peter Symonds, October 9, 2012
Suu Kyi toured the US not as a critic of, but rather as an ambassador for, the military regime.
By John Roberts, Peter Symonds, August 30, 2012
The Human Rights Watch report found that the Burmese security forces stood aside when communal violence erupted, then went on a rampage against the Rohingya.
By John Roberts, August 4, 2012
After decades of US-led sanctions, the military government is seeking to reduce its dependence on China, and attract foreign capital.
By John Roberts, June 18, 2012
Violent conflicts in the western state of Rakhine are threatening the accommodation between Burma’s military-backed government and the opposition.
By Sarath Kumara, June 4, 2012
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent visit to Burma highlighted India’s intensifying pursuit of its economic and strategic interests.
By John Roberts, May 23, 2012
US efforts to forge stronger ties with Burma are not aimed at promoting democratic rights, but are part of its aggressive campaign to undermine Chinese influence in Asia.
By John Roberts, April 4, 2012
The opposition National League for Democracy won the overwhelming majority of seats in by-elections last weekend.
By John Roberts, February 23, 2012
The US has signed a waiver ending formal US opposition to the World Bank conducting economic assessments of Burma, potentially paving the way for international economic aid.