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Similarities and differences in Sino-Burmese relationship

than_shwe_sThis year marks 60 years of Burmese diplomatic relations with Beijing, its giant neighbour to the north; today a relationship at times somewhat ...
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 13:01 )

Football in troubled times

(Editorial) As Nelson Mandela was introduced prior to the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup finals, the assembled crowd in the heart of Kathmandu erupted into applause – ...

Cosmetic change alone can’t fix Burma’s problems

(Editorial) When Prime Minister Thein Sein and 26 other military officers quietly retired their military stripes, little to nothing of the Burmese ...

Renewed civil war to follow 2010 elections?

(Editorial) The junta has once again extended a deadline on their contentious Border Guard Force proposal to three armed groups under ceasefire that ...

Junta forces NLD to a corner

(Editorial) Burma's generals are determined to hold this year's national election on their own biased terms, ignoring widespread calls from both inside and ...
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 March 2010 19:01 )

Nepotism and cronyism reaching new heights

(Editorial) The Burmese junta is in the process of simultaneously conducting the privatization of many state-owned enterprises in various sectors such as industry, ...

Fresh misery looms large in New Year in Burma

(Editorial) The New Year should be a time for hope and change, but for the people of Burma it promises to bring more of the same misery, albeit with ...
Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 December 2009 14:50 )

Machinery of dictatorship

The 'Union Solidarity and Development Association' (USDA), the Burmese military junta's strategically set up pillar of strength to help cling to power, ...     

Is engagement playing into the hands of Burma’s generals?

The administration of US President Barack Obama has followed up its announced policy of engagement with Burma’s military regime by sending a high level delegation into ...      

If not dialogue, it must be a plan of assault

(Editorial) The meeting between Aung San Suu Kyi and junta’s Liaison Minister Aung Kyi throw up hopes of a dialogue between the junta and the opposition for political...
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The Kachin’s last stand
Since October this year, Burma has been in a state of civil war, with fighting between Burmese military and armed ethnic rebels. The ruling junta started a crackdown on these armed groups.

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