burma

Rohingya insurgents say they have no option but to fight Myanmar

The United Nations condemned the Myanmar military campaign as ethnic cleansing.

By REUTERS
07/01/2018
Will the world remain silent on ethnic cleansing in Myanmar?

Conflict in Rakhine state in Myanmar between Rohingya Muslims, state authorities and Buddhists, have taken place frequently over the last years.

Elie Wiesel
Congressional bill named for Elie Wiesel aims to stop genocides

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 introduced Thursday serves to improve US efforts to prevent major casualties overseas.

By JTA
23/06/2017
Moses Samuels
Moses Samuels, leader of Burma’s minuscule Jewish community, dies at 65

Son of longtime head of Southeast Asian nation's Jewish population to take place of father at synagogue in Yangon.

01/06/2015
Obama with Myanmar's Opposition Leader.
Gauging US-Burma relations in 2012

The longevity and durability of bilateral relations between the two nations will be contingent upon how democratic transition progresses inside Burma.

By NEHGINPAO KIPGEN
31/12/2012
Aung San Suu Kyi at a Myanmar polling station.
Burmese mirage for Obama?

Celebrating the move from military rule to civilian rule may be premature.

By TIMOTHY SPANGLER
21/11/2012
US President Obama speaks with PM Netanyahu
Commentary on the Commentary: Dropcap politics

The history of the ‘drop cap,’ the large letter at the beginning of a news story sheds light on our political differences.

Ruined neighborhood in Burma.
Burma should seize the opportunity

As Burma begins to experience a fledgling democracy, the international community should continue to extend support and provide necessary assistance.

By NEHGINPAO KIPGEN
07/11/2012
Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi should not avoid minority problems

The latest US government’s decision to lift economic sanctions should be a new impetus for both the Thein Sein government and Suu Kyi-led opposition to address ethnic conflict and human-rights violations in minority territories.

By NEHGINPAO KIPGEN
08/10/2012
Buddhist devotees
US-Burma relations: From isolation to engagement

After years of isolation and sanctions, US-Burma relations have seen improvements in recent months.

By NEHGINPAO KIPGEN
11/06/2012
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