For decades, China ignored the civil war raging on its border in Myanmar's Kachin State. But recently, it has become involved in the peace process leading observers to ask what it really wants.
How Myanmar's oil palm industry can contribute to an illegal, multi-billion dollar seafood industry.
A Myanmar exile who fled the country during the 1988 uprising is back to help her country eliminate malaria.
Financial Times journalists Tom Burgis, Michael Peel and Pilita Clark traveled to Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia to look at disputes over the sale and ownership of land.
Michael Peel reports from Myanmar where the end of dictatorship has unleashed a struggle over land.
Grantees Claire Provost and Matt Kennard join WBEZ's Jerome McDonnell to discuss how some of the World Bank's lending practices end up hurting the poor.
The World Bank is supposed to help the poor. So why do so many of its investments underwrite oligarchs?
Boys are kidnapped in their early teens, or convinced to join the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) and armies of pseudo independent states, with the lure of a small but steady income.
There is growing concern that Burma’s economic metamorphosis has far outpaced its transition to democracy.
Burma’s army has forcibly recruited teenagers for decades. The practice is slowly changing, but many former child soldiers live with the scars of their experiences.
The purpose-built city of Naypyidaw—unveiled a decade ago this year–boasts 20-lane highways, golf courses, fast Wi-Fi and reliable electricity. The only thing it doesn’t seem to have is people.
Lured off the streets by false promises and recruited into the army as young boys, they returned home as men years later.