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...

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...

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...