Sean Turnell was jailed for the ‘crime’ of doing an economist’s job, which is trying to make people’s lives better. Here’s how he was freed – and what comes next.
The killings are a tragic reminder of the costs of last year’s coup, and they’re exacerbating the pressures being felt by the regime at home and abroad.
The execution of four activists and opposition politicians is another part of the junta’s campaign of violence and repression in Myanmar.
Arrested on February 5, Sean Turnell awaits trial in Myanmar on charges he tried to leave the country with sensitive financial information.
Myanmar’s constitution provides for an independent legal system. In practice it is anything but.
What began in the 1940s as a revolutionary army created to liberate Myanmar from British colonial rule soon turned repressive. The country has been a military dictatorship on and off since 1962.
Beijing is shaping as an important player in the international effort to resolve the political situation in Myanmar.
After arresting Aung San Suu Kyi once again, the army is clearly not ready to relinquish control.
Equipped with rights, knowledge and skills, the global Rohingya diaspora is poised to be influential against the genocidal regime that seeks to erase their people.
Much of the devastation of our globe’s natural resources traces its origins to early colonialism. These relationships continue to define the extraction of resources that severely impact ecosystems.
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
Gardening not only provides nutritious food, but a reminder of home for refugees.
Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
The persecution of the Rohingya goes back to 1948, the year when Myanmar achieved independence from the British.
Two genocide and mass atrocity prevention scholars argue Trump’s response to the Charlottesville attack is a red flag.
If the river islands are bombed away and if the riverscape is engineered into something more like a large artificial canal, then endangered species face extinction.
Long regarded as something approaching a saint, Myanmar’s de facto head of state appears to be running out of moral capital.
Unless reconciliation efforts involve people at the grassroots, persecution of ethnic Rohingya will not stop. Indonesian should offer support for dialogue between communities in Myanmar.
Aung San Suu Kyi will rule Burma through her proxy president. They need to unite the country’s many ethnic groups.
Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy does not necessarily mean free speech is a given.