Analyses & Reports
The Story of Little Monland: from war to peace
By PON NYA MON | November 11, 2014 |
In January 2014, I made my first visit back to my native village in Burma, after living in the U.S. and Thailand for over twenty-five years; there have been a lot of changes in the village in twenty-five years. My village has been transformed from a war-torn village to being peaceful and developed; from an occupied village to a free one. The village is located in southern Burma, approximately thirty miles southeast of Mudon Town, Mon State. It is under New Mon State Party (NMSP) control, and free from the Burmese government’s rule and Burmese military occupation. Read more...
Broad-based Community Involvement is Central to Success of Karen Political Movement
By GREH MOO & SWEENER SOE | September 22, 2014 |
In the wake of the Karen National Union’s sudden walk out from the United Nationalities Federal Council’s conference and its subsequent temporary suspension of its membership in the ethnic alliance in late August, Karen communities and Karen civil society organizations were left baffled, confused, shocked, and enraged. They were left wondering what will be next in inter-ethnic relationship and cooperation between the KNU and other ethnic armed groups, and how the KNU will proceed with the current peace process. Read more...
Deeds and Peace in Myanmar
By SAW KAPI | June 26, 2014 |
In his famous essay, “Politics and the English Language,” the British writer George Orwell lamented that political language, at times, “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” In fact, Orwell seems to have believed that the language used was intentionally vague, and at times meaningless, as it was deliberately designed to hide the truth rather than express it. Read more...
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