Political Reform in Myanmar

Myanmar’s Peace Process on Life Support

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Will the once revered Aung San Suu Kyi be able to resuscitate her country’s stalled peace process?

Outlook 2018: Five Economies to Watch

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Five economies headed for boom or bust in 2018.

Confronting Asia’s Demographic Demons

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Policymakers should tackle Asia’s diversity problem to reap not just a moral dividend, but an economic one as well.

China’s Balancing Act with Myanmar Rebels

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Cooperating with Kachin’s rebels affords China diplomatic leverage and protection for its considerable investments in the area. But is it worth the damage to its relations with Naypyidaw?

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Is Not Doing the Press any Favors

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Even after a year of NLD rule, press freedom in Myanmar is languishing in the dark ages.

Myanmar’s Humanitarian Crisis Could Become a Political One

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The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is drawing international condemnation and fraying relations between the civilian and military authorities.

Myanmar: Ground Zero for China-India Energy Competition

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Although democratization has brought added scrutiny to joint ventures in Myanmar, the NLD government is very much in need of the infrastructure investment that China and India can offer.

Armed Groups in Myanmar Struggle to Legitimize their Rule amid Peace Process

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Myanmar’s armed groups are scrambling to define themselves in the new era of limited parliamentary democracy.

New Myanmar Government Moves to Curb Illicit Jade Trade

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The government of Myanmar has begun to address the delicate issue of the country’s corruption-plagued jade trade.

What Can North Korea Learn from Myanmar’s Transformation?

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Myanmar’s conversion from pariah state to investment opportunity has seen it return to partial international respectability. Could Asia one day offer North Korea a similar chance?

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