Aiding a Few Good Men (and Women) in the New Myanmar

Anyone who has ever worked with Congress knows how essential it is for an elected official to have a competent and capable staff. Politicians may be the ones who get the credit, but it is often the staff that handle the bulk of the research and preparation necessary for members to perform their duties as […]

Myanmar Parliament Elects Suu Kyi Ally as Upper House Chairman

Myanmar’s new popularly elected upper house of parliament voted Wednesday in its opening session for an ally of Aung San Suu Kyi to serve as its chairman, bringing the legislature closer to naming a new president. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, which gained a dominant majority in both houses in November polls, chose […]

‘Suu Kyi will play a critical role in Myanmar’

The historic election in Myanmar on November 8 is the first step to a peaceful transition of power after decades of military rule. The people of Myanmar have given an absolute majority to the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD). In step, the military, which continues to exercise power over the defeated […]