As the country and dozens of political parties gird themselves for the November 8 election campaign, this may seem an unexpected time to ask this question.
The peace process started out on an unsure footing in August 2011. Though the process is still fragile four years later, the prospect for peace is optimistic; a nationwide ceasefire agreement is imminent.
A visit to western Myanmar’s isolated mountain region reveals how floods and landslides have devastated the state, and the damage is much more serious than previous estimates. How long will the road to recovery take?
India and Myanmar have an occasionally fraught relationship that is still shaped by awkward 20th century history. Their growing friendship was tested back in June when an Indian commando raid ventured into Myanmar territory. Its targets were camps allegedly run by two of northeast India’s many insurgent organisations.