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A Heroine in Burma

I read "The First Lady of Freedom" as soon as I received the issue ["Jan. 10"]. Then I read it out loud to all who would listen. I am 17 years old, and I deeply...

Aung San Suu Kyi: Burma's First Lady of Freedom

The special branch had chased us across the city for hours, through the haunted, betel-nut-stained streets of old Rangoon, past street-side tailors hunched over...

Burma's Bright Light

After reading your cover story "The Lady Walks Free Again" and Wang Dan's essay "A Lady Called Hope," I think the release of Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi poses a...

Can the Young Bring Change to Burma?

MC J-Me is in the house. More specifically, he is in a house of worship — crumbling St. Theresa Catholic Church in downtown Rangoon — bleary-eyed and...

India and Burma Get Down to Business

In Amitav Ghosh's novel The Glass Palace, the connection between India and Burma, two countries with a long shared colonial history, is romantic: a...

BURMA: Burma Go Bragh

Gunboats prowled along the Arakan coast and up the muddy Irrawaddy. Mechanized units rumbled over Burma's uneven dirt roads. At key airdromes R.A.F. transports...

Thailand Sends 1,300 Rohingya Back to Hell

Rohingya asylum seekers are being returned to Burma, which they fled after having endured violent persecution and sectarian bloodshed

Boats Carrying Fleeing Rohingya Minority Capsize

(SITTWE, Burma) — An overcrowded boat capsized while trying to escape a cyclone bearing down on Burma, tossing dozens of members of the displaced Rohingya...

Must-Reads from Around the World

A business boom in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif also fuels the area's sex trade, Japan asks why young judo practitioners are dying and the E.U. is...

Can Burma Avoid the Curse of Sex Tourism?

On a recent evening at a popular beer hall in Rangoon, two dozen women wearing skimpy dresses and hair extensions swayed mechanically on a stage and took turns...