Burma

The Left has turned on the Lady of Burma

12 September 2017 14:38

With all the wrath of a lover slighted, the Left has turned on Aung San Suu Kyi. On Friday, Jeremy…

Tony Blair spotted fine dining in Burma following his ‘blood money’ Labour donation

6 March 2015 15:22

This week Tony Blair donated £106,000 to the Labour Party, with £1,000 going to each Labour candidate fighting for a…

A Rough Guide to Tyranny

18 August 2012 13:07

There is an over genteel style in English argument which acts like a sedative. Just when you think that a…

What lonely planet are they on?

14 August 2012 16:24

A few years ago, I wrote a piece about the Lonely Planet guide to Burma. I looked at how the…

Burma’s fragile future

20 June 2012 19:45

It would be tempting to think of Aung San Suu Kyi’s return to Oxford University today as the end of…

Cameron meets Aung San Suu Kyi

13 April 2012 13:58

There aren’t many countries where meeting the leader of the opposition would rank above meeting the head of government —…

Burma’s startling Spring

2 April 2012 15:14

Of all the Springs we’ve seen, perhaps the Burmese one is the most astonishing. It’s because the person aligned on…

The Burma trail

9 January 2012 15:59

Foreign policy specialists have been confused about how to categorise the coalition. Is it neoconservative, given its backing for the…

Free speech dies another death in Burma

23 January 2011 12:36

The joy of Aung San Suu Kyi being given Internet access for the first time on Friday has proved transient.…

The Burmese government releases Aung San Suu Kyi

13 November 2010 12:50

Celebration mixed with caution. That is the most natural response to the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, and it…

Could Burma’s sham election bring real change?

9 November 2010 10:59

For the first time since 1990, Burma went to the polls. Though the final results have not been released, most…

Burmese Days

12 August 2009 11:34

It may be counted a sign of progress – small, for sure, but real nonetheless – that the Guardian and…

Aung Sang Suu Kyi, a victim of the post-American world

11 August 2009 14:00

Today the Burmese junta convicted pro-democracy campaigner Aung Sang Suu Kyi to a further 18 months under house arrest after…