The TigerApril 2015
A Burmese poet and activist revisits the years of his incarceration, while urging change in a country that does not yet feel free.
After the Green DeathNovember 2014
At the top of the pantheon of spirits in Burma are the Thirty-Seven Nats. Twirling on earth, in a shimmering shawl, is their 74-year-old medium, U Nan Win.
The President of SnailsFebruary 2014
Would I want a house full of dead sparrows? No, I wouldn't.
Paper Flowers & Cyber PeacocksDecember 2012
Let us legally do what we must do in the dark
Women in Power and PoliticsSeptember 2012
Sonia Gandhi and Aung San Suu Kyi have overcome tragic and arduous pasts to emerge as leaders of India and Burma. What’s next for these two historical icons?
Zoya Phan: The Significance of Change in Burma Must Be Kept in PerspectiveMay 2012
Recent elections in Burma are a step in the right direction, but is now the time to fully normalize relations?
Sanctioning DisasterJune 2010
The Burma expert defends aid, diplomacy, and “understanding” Burma’s dictators in order to improve human rights, sway softliners, and save lives.