The Opening in Burma: A Union for All of Us

October 2012

Elections alone will not answer the question of how to build a lasting democracy. Minority rights also must be protected.

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The Opening in Burma: Strengthening Civil Society

October 2012

For the country to develop, it needs an informed and engaged citizenry that has the knowledge and freedom to question those in power.

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The Opening in Burma: The Need for a Political Pact

October 2012

The hardest work of the transition—negotiating political pacts—has not yet begun. Burma’s democrats must help to forge a system of mutual security that can allow democratization to proceed.

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The Spirit of Aung San Suu Kyi

July 2012

A review of The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham.

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Southeast Asia: Strong-State Democratization in Malaysia and Singapore

April 2012

The strong state in Malaysia and Singapore best explains why their authoritarian regimes have proved so stable and enduring. That is also the reason why democratization would go smoothly in both countries—yet, paradoxically, might never happen there at all.

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