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The Wind of Change

The-Wind-of-Change-2sPeoples in the Winds of Change” is a stunning feast of photography by Yuzo Uda.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 February 2013 14:04 )

Burma: A captive nation, or a nation at the crossroads?

Burma-A-Nation-at-the-Crossroads-book-cover-ssIn early 2008, I was in Kengtung in eastern Shan State, talking about the continued hardship of the Shan population with an elderly Shan political leader.
Last Updated ( Friday, 05 October 2012 17:20 )

Modernity’s challenge to Burma: 1885 – present

The-King-in-Exile-ssThe immediate fate of Burma’s royal family is well known. A long, escalating feud between British interests and Burma’s monarchial government led to ...
Last Updated ( Friday, 31 August 2012 14:32 )

The future of competitive authoritarianism in Burma

competitive-authoritarianism-book-ssThe end of the Cold War spelt the end of an era for many of the world’s unchallenged autocrats. Confronted by a wave of democratic euphoria, ...

Creating wealth in 21st century Burma

The-Marketing-of-Nations-A-Strategic-Approach-to-Building-National-Wealth-sIn 1925, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge quipped, “The business of America is business.” And while he went on in the same speech to ...
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:47 )

Book reviews: The Burmese economy

Economic Disparity CoverBooks about Burma’s economy are rare, and books about economic conditions in Burma’s vast rural hinterland, home to the great majority of  ...

A publishing Spring in Burma?

River-of-Lost-FootstepsAnother sign of the opening media space in Burma: Dr. Thant Myint-U’s River of Lost Footsteps has been translated into ...
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:50 )

Abhaya – Burma’s Fearlessness by James Mackay

Abhaya-book-coverDuring the past 20 years the existence of political prisoners in Burma came to be accepted as normal by the international community.
Last Updated ( Monday, 12 December 2011 12:56 )

The Lady’s quest continues in gripping portrait of her struggles

The Lady and the Peacock – The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham; Rider BooksGiven the profile and popularity of Aung San Suu Kyi, it is extraordinary that it has taken so long for this book to be written. Here, at last, ...
Last Updated ( Monday, 12 December 2011 15:15 )

Burma in the crosshairs

Where-China-Meets-India-book-coverIt was a bit of a local pastime in the northeastern Burmese town of Hsipaw; idly passing afternoons in a tea shop or restaurant along the main road and ...
Last Updated ( Monday, 12 December 2011 15:16 )
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