In Burma the use of child soldiers is commonplace, but under increasing international pressure small numbers are being released from service, returning to parents who thought them dead.
Confined to squalid camps, supposedly for their own "protection," Burma's persecuted Rohingya are slowly succumbing to starvation, despair and disease. Some are calling it a crime against humanity.
Burma promised to free its political prisoners. But some, particularly Kachins, remain behind bars.
Community organizer Jessica Nhkum counsels women in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Kachin. Many have suffered from sexual abuse, prolonged separation from family, and human trafficking.
Lawless borderlands between Burma, Laos and Thailand scene of largest massacre of Chinese civilians outside of China in over half a century. E-book explores who committed the murders.
Every summer, when thousands of Burmese girls cross the border to help harvest sugar cane in China, they run the risk of becoming wives with no legal status.
Large-scale displacement, lack of refugee protection, shortages of humanitarian aid and easy access to national boundaries have fueled widespread human trafficking in Burma's Kachin State.
In the wake of bloody sectarian violence last year, more and more Rohingyas are betting what little they still have on a dangerous journey at sea.
Tension and despair are driving greater numbers of stateless Rohingyas to tempt fate on the open sea.
Jason Motlagh reports on the expansion of a copper mine that has pitted the Burmese government against villagers and Buddhist monks.
Deep in the wilds of northern Burma's Kachin state a brutal civil war has intensified between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army.
As the world focuses on China’s actions in the South China Sea, the Asian giant exercises a different kind of power along the Mekong River.