The Great Game Over Burma

This is the last of three special reports about shifting Burma-China relations as the former pariah state opens up to the rest of the world. The first two reports were published earlier this week.

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The Dictators: Part 6—Popular Dissent Grows

This is the sixth installment in the The Dictators series by The Irrawaddy that delves into the lives and careers of Burma’s two most infamous military chiefs and the cohorts that surrounded them.

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The Dictators: Part 5—Ne Win Promotes Than Shwe

This is the fifth installment in the The Dictators series by The Irrawaddy that delves into the lives and careers of Burma’s two most infamous military chiefs and the cohorts that surrounded them.

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The Dictators: Part 4—Ne Win’s Paranoia Grows

This is the fourth installment in the The Dictators series by The Irrawaddy that delves into the lives and careers of Burma’s two most infamous military chiefs and the cohorts that surrounded them.

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The Dictators: Part 3—Military Intelligence

This is the third installment in the The Dictators series by The Irrawaddy that delves into the lives and careers of Burma’s two most infamous military chiefs and the cohorts that surrounded them.

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The Dictators: Part 2—Ne Win Tightens his Grip

This is the second installment in the The Dictators series by The Irrawaddy that delves into the lives and careers of Burma’s two most infamous military chiefs and the cohorts that surrounded them.

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The Dictators: Part 1—The Rise of Ne Win

This is the first installment in the The Dictators series by The Irrawaddy that delves into the lives and careers of Burma’s two most infamous military chiefs and the cohorts that surrounded them.

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Disquiet on the Western Front

The communal violence in Rakhine State has drawn the attention of the international community, including the countries of the Middle East,

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Time to Embrace the West

Will Barack Obama’s historic visit herald a new chapter in the US-Myanmar relationship? Without doubt, the first sitting US president to visit Myanmar was the undisputed highlight of a raft of international dignitaries to arrive since President U Thein Sein initiated political reforms last year.

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A Brief Encounter with Former Spy Chief Khin Nyunt

During my most recent visit to Burma last month, I finally had an opportunity to do something I had tried and failed to do during my four previous trips to the country this year:

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