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Law reform: A daunting challenge

Law Reform: A Daunting Challenge

A commission headed by former parliament speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has been reviewing the nation’s laws, but some say more clarity – and consultation – is needed from the government on its legal...

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Interview: Reflections from a Kachin NGO

An interview conducted by Mary Pham in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar for Paung Ku Forum.

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As part of our World Humanitarian Day series the PK Forum talks with a staff...

Washington Monthly
Genocide in Burma

Washington Monthly Explores the Genocide in Burma 

The Rohingya may well be the most persecuted people on the planet, and nobody, including the United States, is lifting a finger to help.

Burma's Transition to Democracy: A Francis Fukuyama Conversation with Larry Diamond

On April 5, CDDRL Director Francis Fukuyama held an interview with FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond on Burma's recent elections and it's ongoing transition to democracy. Particularly, Diamond...

Journal of Democracy
Burma Votes for Change

Burma Votes for Change: The Challenges Ahead

Igor Blazevic, a human-rights activist who has run transition-to-democracy courses in Burma for political and civil society activists, discusses the political challenges ahead for Burma after the...

Faces of Shwedagon

Visiting Burma again in July 2015, I became quite fascinated by people’s faces. I made several trips to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon at different times of day, taking nearly five hundred...

Religious Ultra-Nationalism in Myanmar/Burma

David Mathieson of Human Rights Watch discusses Buddhist religious ultra-nationalism in Myanmar/Burma.

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