Author Archives: Anthony Ware

Myanmar’s International Recognition and the Needs of the Poor

(President Obama Meets With Burmese President Thein Sein. Addressing Myanmar’s deep poverty and lack of basic services will be a fundamental challenge in developing the economy. Source: State Department’s flickr photostream, U.S. Government Work) U.S. president Barack Obama’s November 19 visit to Myanmar was the first ever by a U.S. president. There is much that […]

The Burma question: is reform possible after 50 years of military control?

(This is a cross-post from The Conversation – see Today marks the 50th anniversary of military control over the Burmese state, marking half a century of the Junta’s tight, often brutal grip on power. But within the last year, there have been shifts towards a more liberal Burma with national elections, the release of […]