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Can Kofi Annan Bring Peace to a Troubled Region?

The former Secretary General is taking on a new challenge: bringing peace and reconciliation to a desolate, troubled corner of South East Asia. Rakhine State in Myanmar is a conflict prone region in the western part of the country that has seen widespread a...
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Myanmar’s Historic Elections

Myanmar held its freest elections ever yesterday. Thirty million people were eligible to vote for a slate that include 91 different parties, but the main contest was between the ruling military party, Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), and the Nati...
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The Rohingya Boat Refugee Crisis

A dangerous game of human pingpong is underway in the Adaman Sea between Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim minority primarily from Myanmar, are adrift at sea. Until yesterday, no country was taking them in, and Navies w...