The second session of the 21st Century Panglong Conference made substantial progress that offers a beacon of hope for sustainable peace in Burma, but key hurdles remain.
The assassination of Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and a key member of Burma’s ruling National League for Democracy, has dealt a big blow to the country’s democratisation.
US President-elect Donald Trump has not made any public statements on what his administration’s policy toward Burma will be, but he is unlikely to take a strong personal interest in…
The Obama administration’s policy is an indication of the importance of ethnic minority issues in US-Burma diplomatic relations. It also reflects the sentiment of the international community.
If Aung San Suu Kyi wants a “second Panglong conference” to succeed, her government will have to learn from the failures of the first.