05 June 2012
After years of house arrest, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first foreign visit was to neighbouring Thailand.
17 April 2012
David Cameron is on tour, touting for trade for his arms dealer chums in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Burma.
03 April 2012
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be set to join the government.
17 January 2012
French foreign minister Alain Juppé became the latest western leader to visit Burma this week, following fast on the footprints of Britain’s William Hague and the US’s Hilary Clinton.
16 November 2010
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released this week after spending most of the last 20 years under house arrest. It’s welcome that she’s free. But hopes that this will be the start of a shift from a military dictatorship to democratic government are premature.
23 September 2008
Twenty years ago this month the Burmese army crushed a nationwide democracy movement that had grown out of increasing dissatisfaction with military rule and economic mismanagement.
13 May 2008
Many commentators make a point of directly connecting the scale of the devastation in Burma with the specific failures of the military regime.