Politics of Myanmar

Demonstrators gather

In Myanmar’s uprising, some fight for more than just ‘democracy’

Conflict & Justice

The generals, most of whom are ethnically Burmese, have immense power but little public support. Their coup has enraged much of the population, from the mountains to the sea.

Rohingya refugees stand in a makeshift refugee camp made mostly of tents.

A new report on the Rohingya crisis reveals systemic problems within the UN

Conflict & Justice
A man sits down with flags in the background

Bill Richardson says Aung San Suu Kyi ‘doesn’t deserve credit’ for releasing two jailed journalists

Foreign policy
Hundreds of Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they protest against their repatriation

Bangladesh pauses Rohingya repatriation plans amid refugee protests

Conflict & Justice
Illustration of young woman sitting in car, arms folded in despondent pose, while older man is driving, with prayer beads hanging from rearview mirror and Buddha figurine on dash

How to deal when politics divide your family

Mohammed Shoaib, 7, who was shot on his chest before crossing the border from Myanmar in August, shows his injury

Bangladesh and Myanmar sign deal to start repatriating Rohingya refugees


The United Nations says 620,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August to form the world’s largest refugee camp after a military crackdown in Myanmar that Washington has said clearly constitutes “ethnic cleansing.”