Precarious balance for Myanmar reform
"President Thein Sein is a puppet of the new Myanmar government's strategy known as the eight-steps," said Aung Lynn Htut, a former military intelligence officer who defected when stationed as a diplomat in Washington in 2005, told Asia Times Online.
Security and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
Editor's Note: On Marcy 26, Lex Rieffel testified before the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on economic developments in the Asia-Pacific ... on the situation in Myanmar, still called Burma by many people.
Wood Factories in Burma to Beat 2014 Log Export Ban
Teak grows naturally in only a handful of countries in Asia and nearly 50 percent of the world’s remaining natural teak forest is in Burma, according to ... for export must bear a stamp from the state-owned Myanmar Timber Enterprise, but some ...
Myanmar army 'capture Karen bases'
Government forces in Myanmar have captured three Karen rebel bases in an offensive that has forced thousands of civilians to flee across the Thai border, an aid group has said. According to the Free Burma Rangers ... attempts to stamp out the insurgency.
UN chief faces steep challenge in Burma
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Friday in military-ruled Burma (Myanmar) on a mission to unlock a political ... Lanka's civil war that ended in May and may be seeking to put his stamp on another thorny political situation. Suu Kyi's treatment ...