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Burma Conflicts And Second Panglong Conference

Aung San, center, with ethnic delegates to the Panglong Conference in 1947 On January 4, 2011, Burma will celebrate its 63rd independence day. It was on this day in 1948, the Union of Burma was granted independence by the British. Over six decades have passed since independence, but the crux of the conflicts... 

Ethnic Tension And Minority Perspective On Burma’s Problems

A Karen child (an ethnic group in Burma and Thailand) with Thanaka on her face near the Karen village of Pilokkhi in Thailand near the Myanmar border. Pic by Brian Adler When exploring the probable solution for the Union of Burma‘s problems, any analysis based exclusively on the present political... 

Myanmar Elections 2010- II: Profile Of Major Political Parties

Following on from the 2003 announcement of the ‘Seven-step Roadmap to Democracy,’ Myanmar will hold its first elections in two decades on 7 November 2010. Elections will be held to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) made up of the Pyithu Hluttaw (People’s Assembly/lower house)...