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Agony and Ivory
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Agony and Ivory

The fighting in Burma would be the longest campaign of World War II, under conditions so bad that the Japanese called the place jigoku —hell. Soldiers hiked across hot, dry plains one day and slogged through mud under pelting rain the next. They ... Weekly Standard, 3 weeks ago

At Least We Have Breathing Space, Which We Never Had Before

Aung Din, cofounder of the US Campaign for Burma, has left the Washington-based advocacy organization and recently returned for a visit to Burma. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy) The exiled Burmese activist Aung Din recently returned to his ...
 Irrawaddy4 weeks ago

Obama's next challenge in Asia: Rights groups criticize U.S. priorities in Burma

By , NAYPYIDAW, Burma — Before President Obama left for Asia this week, his top advisers met privately in Washington with human rights activists to discuss concerns over crackdowns in Burma and Hong Kong, hoping to head off criticism of the ...
 Washington Post1 week ago Obama lands in Burma amid criticism over country's human rights abuses  Capital Bay1 week ago Obama's Burma visit has human rights advocates worried  Washington Post1 week ago

OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Hagel touts progress in anti-ISIS fight

THE TOPLINE: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers on Thursday that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is making progress. We are three months into a multi-year effort. ISIL's advance in parts ...
 The Hill1 week ago

Indian media: Labour reforms

Mr Modi's 'Make in India' campaign is aimed at boosting manufacturing in the country Media in India are praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's labour reforms plan aimed at turning the country into a global manufacturing hub. The reforms include ...
 BBC1 month ago

Hillary Clinton's complicated relationship with Mitch McConnell

Hillary Clinton is expected to take some hard shots at Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell when she campaigns with his opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in Kentucky Wednesday. But when she traveled to the state four years ago, she struck a ...
 The Hill1 month ago

Mad Monks: Wirathu, Sri Lanka, and Diverting Democracy in Burma

The news out of Hong Kong for the past few days has had many of us watching the reports and videos that are coming out of the Occupy Central movement with admiration and anxiety. We have seen this before, with students and citizens standing up to ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago

The forgotten corps of the Forgotten Army

Japanese soldiers enter Burma during World War II. The British who fought in Burma became known as the “Forgotten Army” because this was a neglected theatre of the World War II. Barnaby Phillips’s tale is about the African forces fighting across this ...
 Asian Age2 months ago

NGOs say ethnic areas have no virgin lands

The Ethnic Community Development Forum (ECDF) released a statement on Thursday which slammed Burma's draft National Land Use Policy for failing to protect small-scale farmers and ethnic minorities—in part because the policy's approach to virgin ...
 DVB2 weeks ago

Latpadaung activist Phyu Hnin Htwe walks free

Phyu Hnin Htwe, a member of theAll Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) and a student at Mandalay's Yadanabon University,walked free from a Sagaing Division courthouse after kidnapping charges against her were dropped. The young activist ...
 DVB1 month ago
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