Topic: Aung Zaw
The Burma election this year is widely expected to reinforce the junta’s power. But some nonprofits support the vote, and dozens of political parties are taking part, in hopes of chipping away at military rule.
06/28/2010 12:56 pm
The highest-ranking US diplomat to visit Burma (Myanmar) since 1995 met with junta officials and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday. The visit is part of the White House's bid to engage the regime.
11/04/2009 12:00 am
Next year's elections push ruling generals to contain dissidents and quell insurgencies – without annoying China.
11/01/2009 01:00 am
After years of just imposing sanctions, the US will now also engage Burma, Clinton said. The closed regime may also be reaching out: It attended its first UN meeting this week in 14 years.
09/24/2009 01:00 am
The reclusive regime in Burma (Myanmar) is touting its newfound openness, but skeptics wonder whether Webb's rare visit will bring any democratic reform.
08/17/2009 01:00 am
The regime allowed journalists and diplomats to watch the trial as it entered its third day.
05/20/2009 01:00 am
The military junta accuses her of violating her house arrest after a Vietnam vet swam across a lake to her home.
05/14/2009 01:00 am
Cyclone refugees are being evicted from shelters, according to Amnesty International. Analysts say the regime is dispersing those who might foment opposition.
06/06/2008 01:00 am
A May 10 poll could underscore how unpopular the regime is, as it slowly opens to foreign aid.
05/08/2008 01:00 am