Tag Archives: Myanmar

Update: Myanmar and Muslim Violence, with Military Leadership Framing the Crisis

Last week I wrote about Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence in the face of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing, and international criticism from other Nobel prize winners around the world. New sources point now more to the challenges of military leadership, dominating this crisis on both sides of the conflict. Violence and discrimination against the Ryohinga Muslim […]

Update: Myanmar, “A Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing…” and Aung San Suu Kyi’s Continued Silence….

On Friday, the Dalai Lama became the latest Nobel Peace Prize laureate to raise the issue of Aung San Suu Kyi‘s silence, following statements from Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and the rights advocate Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, both of whom called on Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi to take action. According to a […]

Update: Violence in Myanmar, and Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence

My last blog asked leadership questions about the role of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s apparent complicity with the military regime she fought against. Here are resources to help understand the unfolding situation there, and the attempts to get to the truth about what is happening in Myanmar. Other members of the international […]

When Visionaries Disappoint Us: Living Legacy vs. Leadership Choices

Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for democratic resistance to military dictatorship in Myanmar, was released from house arrest in 2010. Now State Counsellor, facing a crisis of targeted attacks on the minority Rohingya people, she is expected to stand up for inclusion and peace once again.  What can we learn […]

Legacies and Traumas: Myanmar and Aung San Suu Ki

25 years after the unrest of 8.8.88, Myanmar is beginning to define itself as a new nation. Aung San Suu Ki is one of the most known internationally known leaders, but there are many who witnessed and survived the difficult years that birthed Myanmar, once Burma, from a dictatorship to a struggling democracy. Leadership in […]

Living the Role in Myanmar: Politics, Leadership and the “New” Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer under house arrest, and a martyr; as a politician leader, she is under fire for her seeming compromises with the military. According to a report this week on NPR,  her iconic image has lost its luster because of her meetings with the military, her support for a copper […]

Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma: A Leader Rises Gently

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, now a member of parliament, leads pro-democracy initiatives with dignity and strength. A woman like this makes whiny American complaints about our elected leaders seem petty and passive. We carp about lobbyists and inadequate policies and protections. And until the Occupy Movement, our protests were rather small […]