East Asia Region

Asia-Pacific Fatima Nanavati

Burma with Aung San Suu Kyi (Part 3): Back to the Future

Future: BBC’s report says that Aung San Suu Kyi has her aims set on an ethical, transparent, and human-rights friendly democracy and needs good investment from the world into the country. Aung San Suu Kyi, speaking about her country’s broader transformation in her Nobel speech, advocated “cautious optimism… not because I do not have faith Read More…

Asia-Pacific Fatima Nanavati

Burma with Aung San Suu Kyi (Part 2): Canvassing the Area

The Regional Politics: It is important to note that Burma sits between two aspiring superpowers India and China meaning it has some very complicated choices to make. Until recently China held up the Burmese communists and India threw its support behind the pro-democracy movement led by Aung San Suu Kyi. 1. The Chinese Connection: China Read More…

Asia-Pacific Fatima Nanavati

Burma with Aung San Suu Kyi (Part 1): Then and Now

Background: From early 19th Century until World War II, Burma was ruled by the British Empire. The British set in motion their conquest of Burma in 1824, and in 1885 gained complete control of the Burma territory annexing it to British India. A faction of Burmese nationalists branded as the “30 Comrades,” led by General Read More…