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How Myanmar’s Landmark Election Could Influence One of Its Most Lucrative, and Shady, Industries

Jade mining accounts for half of Myanmar's entire economy, powers one of the world's oldest civil wars, and could limit the process of political reform after the country's election.


Why Talks to End Myanmar’s Civil War Need Help From a Lucky White Elephant

As the country enters another round of negotiations that seek to bring an end to more than 60 years of conflict, they could certainly use a bit of good fortune.


Myanmar Troops Allegedly Tortured Civilians and Forced Them to Lick Their Own Blood

The report includes examples of forced labor, torture, and unlawful killings allegedly committed by Myanmar troops.


In Photos: Myanmar's Kachin Rebels, Still Fighting Their 50-Year War

For most of the past half century, the Kachin Independence Army has fought for autonomy in Myanmar. And their fight appears far from over.


Myanmar's 'Flawed' Census Inflames Ethnic Tensions and Marginalizes Minorities

The Rohingya people of Myanmar are not allowed to declare their ethnicity in the country's controversial count.