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Language Diversity in Myanmar—A Blessing in Disguise?
Aug01

Language Diversity in Myanmar—A Blessing in Disguise?

My father told me a story that happened to two of his friends on a tram in Warsaw in the 1980s. Both men were from the Podlasie region in northeast Poland and were having a conversation in their local dialect, which is a mixture of Polish, Ukrainian and Belarusian. At some point one of the passengers nearby whispered loudly to his neighbor: “Can...

As the World Moves to Renewable Energy, Myanmar Will Follow
Jul18

As the World Moves to Renewable Energy, Myanmar Will Follow

YANGON — The government has been pushing plans for coal-fired power plants to address Myanmar’s great need for electricity. Renewable energy expert Hans-Josef Fell talks about how Myanmar can develop its energy plan. Fell is a former parliamentarian in Germany and the current president of the Berlin-based Energy Watch Group. The Myanmar...

Who Are The Wa?
May26

Who Are The Wa?

It seems very likely that the United Wa State Army (UWSA) will become the next target of the Myanmar government’s efforts to bring the country under its control. But that does not necessarily mean that the army will launch an all-out offensive against the country’s most heavily armed ethnic army. A more likely scenario, insiders say,...

Ukraine Wants Closer Military Ties with Burma, Expert Says
Feb13

Ukraine Wants Closer Military Ties with Burma, Expert Says

‘The Ukraine and Burma indeed have intensified their military cooperation recently,’ says Kiev-based military analyst. The post Ukraine Wants Closer Military Ties with Burma, Expert Says appeared first on The Irrawaddy. …read more Source: The...

Burma ranked eighth among ‘world’s most volatile flashpoints’
Jan06

Burma ranked eighth among ‘world’s most volatile flashpoints’

Burma had the unenviable distinction of being listed among Syria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo as hosting 10 “conflicts to watch” in 2017, as compiled by Jean-Marie Guéhenno of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group in an article appearing in Foreign Policy on Thursday. Guéhenno, ICG’s president and CEO, cited...

Burmese govt named & shamed as landmine user
Nov23

Burmese govt named & shamed as landmine user

The number of people killed or injured by landmines across the world reached a 10-year high last year, driven by a spike in improvised devices planted by militant groups like the Islamic State, researchers said on Tuesday. Casualties caused by landmines, victim-activated explosive devices and unexploded weapons left behind after war totalled...

Desmond Ball Unbound
Oct12

Desmond Ball Unbound

Professor Desmond Ball, as seen on the Thai-Burma border. (Photo: Phil Thornton) For the past 20 years Professor Ball, an Australian, spent much of his time among Burma’s ethnic people and armed groups. His books include The Ties That Bind, Burma’s Military Secrets and The Boys in Black, about Thailand’s paramilitary border...

Revisiting the Ties That Bind Singapore and Suu Kyi
Jun07

Revisiting the Ties That Bind Singapore and Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the Burmese community living in Singapore on Sept. 22, 2013. (Photo: Edgar Su / Reuters) Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is scheduled to meet with President Htin Kyaw, State Counselor and Foreign Affairs Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, army head Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing and speakers of Parliament during his visit...

Sweden Lends Women of Burma Its Support
May30

Sweden Lends Women of Burma Its Support

Women and children take shelter as they flee fighting in Burma’s Kachin State. (Photo: The Irrawaddy) STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Swedish government says women in Burma can count on its support in furthering gender equality and protecting them from violence over the next four years. Under Sweden’s recently adopted National Action Plan for...

China Limits Coverage, Denounces Panama Papers’ Tax Haven Revelations
Apr05

China Limits Coverage, Denounces Panama Papers’ Tax Haven Revelations

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during his meeting with US President Barack Obama at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on March 31, 2016. (Photo: Reuters) BEIJING — China has moved to limit coverage of the massive leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm that may have exposed financial wrongdoing by some of the world’s rich...

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