In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.
The race to attract foreign oil and gas companies could consolidate the transformation of a former pariah state.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along?
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
The general sanctioned for dealing with North Korea -- and the village he razed to build a weapons factory.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
Rivalries among the political elite are exacerbating divides and allowing urgent problems to fester. Can anyone stop the rot?
It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.
Why the country George Orwell once skewered is finally embracing its non-native son.
...and banks keep getting us confused.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
Burma's census disregards the complex ethnic identities of its people. Could this breathe new life into sectarian conflict?
Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.
Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.
Burmese journalists are enjoying their newfound freedoms. But there are still plenty of limits to how far they can go.
Her country is in crisis. But human rights heroine Aung San Suu Kyi isn't giving Burma the leadership it needs.
The civil war in Burma goes on. But the government seems powerless to stop it.
Their religion may stress peace, but some Buddhists are showing that they’re entirely capable of violence in the name of faith.
Buddhist monks have been major instigators of the recent violence against Muslims in Burma.
In Burma, members of the pro-democracy opposition are struggling to school themselves in the ins and outs of a liberal society. But so far it's an uphill battle.