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September 13, 2016 • Author: Global Witness

As Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Historic U.S. Visit, Industry Lobbying and Vested Interests Jeapordise Obama Foreign Policy Legacy

U.S. industry lobbying to roll back sanctions on Myanmar (Burma) before critical reforms in the country have kicked in risks undoing its fragile progress towards democracy, prosperity and peace, Global Witness said today. The warning comes as President Obama prepares to welc... Read more ►

September 13, 2016 • Author: Center for Strategic and International Studies

Armed Forces and Democratization in Myanmar: Why the U.S. Military Should Engage the Tatmadaw

Even after the November 2015 landslide electoral victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy the armed forces of Myanmar (Burma) continue to be the country’s most powerful political institution. This is hardly surprising. The Burmese military—also known... Read more ►

September 12, 2016 • Author: Center for Strategic and International Studies

Myanmar’s New Dawn : Opportunities for Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S.-Myanmar Relations

Five months after Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) swept to power in Myanmar in April following their stunning landslide victory in the November 2015 national elections, the new government is still very much in transition. Although the military th... Read more ►

September 12, 2016 • Author: Kachin Alliance

Kachin Alliance: Open letter to President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, We, the Kachin Alliance, write to express gratitude for President Obama’s tireless efforts in advancing and deepening the United States’ engagement in Asia Pacific. ... Read more ►

September 8, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

Latest Burma Army attack on strategic SSPP/SSA mountain base stokes fears of major war escalation

Latest Burma Army attack on strategic SSPP/SSA mountain base stokes fears of major war escalation and new displacement in central Shan State SHRF strongly condemns the recent Burma Army attack on a strategic mountain base of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSP... Read more ►

August 30, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

Attacks Against the Kachin, Shan and Ta’ang Escalate as Peace Talks Near

The conflict in Kachin state continues to escalate in Kachin State and Northern Shan State. Clashes and infantry assaults backed by mortar attacks are now a daily occurrence, and civilians are frequently caught in the crossfire. Burma Army soldiers backed by local militias, ... Read more ►

August 30, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

Attacks Against the Kachin, Shan and Ta’ang Escalate as Peace Talks Near

The conflict in Kachin state continues to escalate in Kachin State and Northern Shan State. Clashes and infantry assaults backed by mortar attacks are now a daily occurrence, and civilians are frequently caught in the crossfire. Burma Army soldiers backed by local militias,... Read more ►

August 29, 2016 • Author: IFI Watch Myanmar

How communitv-driven are CDD projects in Myanmar?

The National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP) was created by the World Bank with the objective of assisting the progress of development in Myanmar through a people-centered approach. Central to the goals of this project is its “community-driven” nature. The e... Read more ►

August 26, 2016 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, Karen Human Rights Group and THWEE Community Development Network

Beautiful Words, Ugly Actions:The Asian Highway in Karen State, Burma

This is a joint-report from KHRG, THWEE Community Development Network, and Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN). It details human rights violations surrounding the construction of the Asian Highway in Thin Gan Nyi Naung to Kawkareik, Dooplaya District, which... Read more ►

August 24, 2016 • Author: Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma

Report on the human rights situation in Burma (January – June, 2016)

In 2016 ethnic conflict has intensified in many areas of Burma and has seen an increase in human rights violations (HRVs) perpetrated by both the Burma Army and Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs). Already in the first six months of 2016 ND-Burma has documented 98 HRVs in Burm... Read more ►

August 23, 2016 • Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River By Action for Shan State Rivers Date: August 23, 2016 ­Background facts about Naung Pha dam Location: on the Salween River, between Lashio and Ho Pang townships in N. Shan State Height: 90 m Installed capacity: ... Read more ►

August 16, 2016 • Author: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)

Statement – Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma): Month in Review (July 2016)

This month 129 sentences were handed down for political reasons, including fines given to 105 farmers for staging a plowing protest. Four political prisoners were released from prison, and a further 110 people, including the aforementioned farmers completed their sentence or... Read more ►

August 15, 2016 • Author: United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom – Burma: 2016 Annual Report

In 2015, peaceful elections ended more than 50 years of military-controlled government in Burma, yet the new government faces myriad human rights chal-lenges. Throughout the year, Burma’s government and non-state actors continued to violate religious freedom; these violati... Read more ►

August 12, 2016 • Author: Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland

လူူမသိသူမသိဘ၀မ်ား – ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွ လူမသိေသးေသာေနရပ္စြန္႔ခြာတိမ္းေရွာင္ရမႈ သံသရာ

လတ္တေလာကာလ ျမန္မာ့အေရးႏွင့္ပတ္သက္လွ်င္ ဒီမိုကေရစီျပဳျပင္ ေျပာင္းလဲေရး၊ ၂၀၁၅ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲႏွင့္ အ... Read more ►

August 12, 2016 • Author: Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland

INVISIBLE LIVES: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma

Recently, much attention surrounding Burma has focused on the democratic reform, 2015 elections and the future of the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government, whilst a profound humanitarian crisis and continuing concerns of the ethnic minority communities in the s... Read more ►