Spying by the National Security Agency has been widely condemned around the globe, but the data that has been collected could provide answers to troubling questions about the behaviour of some world leaders.
As the countdown continues toward the creation of an ASEAN economic community in 2015, the Myanmar government can take understandable pride in the progress made on a range of economic and political fronts this past year since the lifting or suspension of a range of US and European Union sanctions.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was in Europe last week, where she collected the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought awarded to her by the European Parliament in 1990, shortly after she was placed under house arrest by Myanmar’s military government.
Village-tract administrator clerks form the base of the government’s bureaucracy. With few checks on their power, they can both stimulate or stymie community-led reform efforts