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Ceasefire debacle and illegal logging blame game

As 30 March meeting, the seventh round continuation of peace talks, that would be held between Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) and Union Peace-making...

Thein Sein should wrestle back sovereignty from the military

The seventh round of peace talks between Nationwide Ceasefire Negotiating Team (NCCT) and Union Peace-making Work Committee (UPWC), after six days of deliberation, from...

Kokang’s legitimate negotiation stance should be accepted

As Nationwide Ceasefire Coordinating Team (NCCT) and Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) started to meet again on 17 March, for the seventh round of...

When who came last becomes first

There are several things I had been wondering throughout my struggle through life. And one of them was why Malaysia, or Malaya as it...

2015 elections: How tigers can make room for each other

Yes, many Shans are worried about the two tiger parties contesting the November general elections. The constituency comprised 5 townships: Lashio, Hsenwi, Kunlong, Mongyai...

STALLED PEACE TALKS: Acknowledging interethnic preconceptions paradigms a way out?

The Kokang’s rude awakening, on 9 February, has disturbed the normally quite tranquil landscape and sent tremendous ripples, in today’s ethnic political arena. While...

CSSU: A bridge for peace

If Shans have something to be proud of, this is it. On 15-17 October 2013, 8 of the groups met in Chiangmai and agreed...

Federalism: Should Burma learn from Ethiopia?

That’s the question posed by a young Finnish intern at the Pyidaungsu Institute (PI) for Peace and Dialogue, Ms Sabina Saramo, in her paper,...

Systematic and Widespread Drug Epidemic Destroying Ethnic Communities in Northern Burma

An epidemic of drug addiction is destroying communities and claiming a generation of young people and scores of men in Kachin State and northern...

Law Safeguarding the Rights of National Races: Better to ratify UNDRIP

On 24 February 2015 , the Law Safeguarding the Rights of the National Races was promulgated. The following is a short commentary by Richard...

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