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Dossier November 2016

The situation of the Rohingya

Increasingly and central to the perception of democratic progress in Myanmar by diplomats and international organizations is the issue of the Rohingya population, about one million in the country, today considered the most persecuted minority in the world. They are denied citizenship in Myanmar, where they have resided for a long time, especially in Rakhine…

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Towards a federal state

The National League for Democracy is facing many challenges, and these include the revival of militant Buddhism favored by the Party for the union, the solidarity and the development that supports the military’s role in the life of the country which is why, in the last election, it experienced a resunding defeat. The standard bearer…

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Myanmar. A fragile democracy.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s first visit to Beijing as foreign minister of her country last August, had mainly economic objectives. It was fundamental for the revival of relations between Myanmar and China which are currently in a phase of review, despite that the powerful neighbor remains the most important trading partner of Myanmar and its…

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The opium question

Another issue that has been prevalent in the recent history of the country and now seems more in the background but only because surpassed by others of greater impact or urgency, is opium. The commitment to the ending of both opium production and trade in Myanmar continues to have the support of foreign donors and…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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