When US President Barack Obama hosts a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders in California this week, his Burmese counterpart Thein Sein will be notably absent.
Recent events in the last five years will all impact the general election in November, as Burma goes to the polls amidst conflict and religious tension.
Doi Bu, joint-secretary of the Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State, discusses her party’s plans for the upcoming general election in her home state.
Activists in central Burma’s Prome swam across the Irrawaddy River in a demonstration calling for the complete suspension of the Myitsone hydroelectric dam project.
The National League for Democracy met with a delegation from the Communist Party of China in Rangoon on Wednesday to discuss their bourgeoning relationship.
After more than two years of displacement, the prospect of returning home remains a distant dream for many Kachin refugees.