Stories: Political Reform

  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, Faces an Uncertain Future

    The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall. Just in time for roll call, Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at the parliament. But that doesn't mean Myanmar's...

  • Renewing Ties to Myanmar

    Burma was an up-and-coming democracy in 1954 when Johns Hopkins established its Rangoon-Hopkins Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Rangoon University. Burma had been independent from Britain for only six years, but it had already emerged as a leader in the Non-Aligned Movement, and Rangoon University’s medical school was perhaps the best in Southeast Asia. Founded by the newly...