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July 6, 2017

Myanmar
The NLD-Led Government in Myanmar Looks Eerily Familiar on Press Freedom

The National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government in Myanmar has now been in office for more than a year, with Aung San Suu Kyi as de facto head of government. Suu Kyi certainly wields sizable i…

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April 12, 2016

Myanmar
Troubling Early Signs in Myanmar’s New Government

The expectations for Myanmar’s new, National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government are almost impossibly high. After five decades under military or quasi-military rule, many Myanmar citizens expe…

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March 15, 2016

Asia
Who is Htin Kyaw, Myanmar’s Presumptive President?

Htin Kyaw, who is almost surely going to be the new president of Myanmar, was so unknown to the international media that when he was nominated last week for president by the National League for Democ…

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May 19, 2015

Asia
Little Chance of a Regional Solution for the Rohingya

In the wake of the latest horrific reports of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, the United States government has called Southeast Asian nations to come together and adopt a region-wide strategy for addressin…

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March 22, 2011

Myanmar
Burma and FIFA: A Match Made in…

A couple walks below a welcome board for FIFA President Sepp Blatter outside the Myanmar Football Federation in Yangon March 14, 2011. (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy Reuters) Over on the Financial Times’ B…

A couple walks below a welcome board for FIFA President Sepp Blatter outside the Myanmar Football Federation in Yangon March 14, 2011.

April 26, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: The bin Laden Anniversary, U.S.-China Dialogue, Ban Ki Moon in Myanmar, and Vietnam’s Liberation Day

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden; the upcoming U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing; UN Secre…

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