September 19, 2013 Child labor is not a minor social blight in the country, it's a pillar of the economy — and it looks a lot like child labor in the U.S. circa the Industrial Revolution. As Myanmar opens to the world, its child labor practices are likely to face greater scrutiny.
May 23, 2013 Recent sectarian strife in Myanmar threatens the country's nascent democratic reforms. Not so long ago, Indonesia faced similar challenges. Now, it's a thriving democracy.
April 22, 2013 In a statement issued in Luxembourg by the bloc's Foreign Affairs Council, the EU said the arms embargo on the country will remain in place. Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to lift sanctions.
March 26, 2013 The latest violence began following an argument between a Muslim goldsmith and his Buddhist customers in a central city. Ethnic violence in the former Burma comes as the government introduces democratic reforms after decades of military rule.
March 16, 2013 As a member of Parliament, she is now at times working alongside the government, a development that could cost her backing from her traditional supporters.
November 19, 2012 For many years, what you call the Southeast Asian nation has mattered to many. Referring to it as "Burma" has been seen as a show of support for democracy activists. There have been major reforms there, though. And today as a "diplomatic courtesy," the president also used the name "Myanmar."
November 6, 2012 Southeast Asia has been a hot spot for drug-resistant malaria in the past. Now researchers in Thailand worry that a superstrain resistant to the last, best malaria treatments could undermine progress made against the mosquito-borne disease.