Obama’s trip is premature

By Gum San Published: Nov 17, 2012 There is no genuine intention of reform when factions of the civilian government, and all of the military, continue to wage an offensive war against the civilians and democratic government of Kachin State.  The current changes are just a recalibration of the government’s violent war against democracy: from […]

37 Kachin communities and organizations around the world urge President Obama to stand for American values and principles

The Kachin Alliance, representatives of the Kachin community in the US, send a letter to President Obama on November 15, 2012. The letter was endorsed by 22 Kachin communities in United States and 15 other Kachin organizations and communities around the world. The letter said visiting the country at this juncture might provide legitimacy to a […]

Burma: A bridge too far?

By Michael J. Maran Published: Nov 12, 2012   Enthusiasm for the recent return to civilian governance in Burma appears to be eroding rather rapidly given the prevalence of violence attributed to racial, ethnic and religious cleansing in various parts of Burma especially in the Rakhine state which has a substantial Muslim population. The displacement […]