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Armenians in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar is not the first destination that comes to mind while planning a vacation. It does not have the breathtaking skyline of Hong Kong or the amazing beaches of Thailand. It does not have the cultural gravitas of Paris or London. Until a friend had mentioned it, I had never thought much […]

Meet Myanmar’s First Cardinal, Charles Bo

The archbishop of Yangon is an advocate for the poor and uneducated in a country of 800,000 Catholics. YANGON, Myanmar — Archbishop Charles Maung Bo had barely wrapped up celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s presence in Myanmar when he got a call from Australia. “I was in Calcutta; my niece phoned me […]

India’s Myanmar Policy

Indian foreign policy has changed markedly since the 1990s, driven by realism and its own economic and strategic interests. One important change has been the increased attention New Delhi has been paying to Southeast Asia over the past two decades. The government of P. V. Narasimha Rao, which initiated India’s “Look East Policy,” also recognized […]