How Did Myanmar’s Reforms Change Its Relations With China?

I first visited Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) in February 2013, two months after then-U.S. President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to that country. One thing that has been inscribed in my fond memories of the visit is that many street vendors in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) were hawking T-shirts with Obama’s headshot and a caption above […]

Condo Law impasse could spur new draft

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will resume discussion of a controversial draft Condominium Law on August 10, according to Amyotha Hluttaw representative U Phone Myint Aung. The draft law was first introduced to the Pyithu Hluttaw in November 2012. It was expected to be passed in 2013 but remains in limbo two years later, as ministers within […]