One of Asia’s most abusive armies now deploys armed drones
Myanmar is one of the poorest nations thus far to acquire lethal drones. Thanks to China, they're more affordable and available than ever.
The new US ambassador in Myanmar dances around the country’s most sensitive word
Myanmar has changed a lot in recent years — but not when it comes to the Rohingya.
Myanmar court frees student activists after Suu Kyi pledge
A Myanmar court on Friday freed dozens of jailed students, in the first wave of detainee releases after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to make freeing activists and political prisoners a priority of her new government.
Meet Myanmar’s new puppet president
This is the man who will serve as proxy to Aung San Suu Kyi, beloved in the US as a symbol of resistance to the military and the most famous person to ever emerge from Myanmar.
Myanmar is quietly experiencing its largest uprising in years
The rebels' goal isn't democracy, but an end to the military-backed drug trade.
Inside Myanmar's Rohingya camps: What it looks like to be a refugee in your own country
Myanmar's new government is bringing hope after decades of military rule. But not for its most vulnerable people — the Rohingya.
China’s reach over fleeing dissidents is expanding worldwide
Here's why more and more countries are willing to help China capture its critics on the lam.
Vote wisely, Iowa. The world is watching
What's stranger than a bunch of candidates trying to persuade a sparse swathe of the Midwest to back their nomination? Perhaps the fact that one of them is the next POTUS.
Myanmar's forgotten AIDS patients and the Irish nun who cares for them
Amid conflict, drug abuse and poverty, Sister Mary Dillon looks after those at the center of Myanmar's HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The world's other refugee crisis is about to begin, again
It's 'sailing season' in the Bay of Bengal – the time when tens of thousands of persecuted Rohingya seek to flee Myanmar by boat.
Imagine if people in Congress shared a dorm. In Myanmar, they do
It looks like a college dormitory. Or perhaps a minimum-security prison.
Why Myanmar’s massive jade industry is so deadly
In these zones, death is so common and lawlessness so obscene that the government forbids almost all outsiders from coming to take a look.
Here are 8 key takeaways from Myanmar’s inspiring election
Voters of Myanmar overwhelmingly rejected the military generals who've ruled them for decades. What happens now?
A potent new type of meth is named after Myanmar’s pro-democracy heroes
How the country's most famous uprising became a brand name for its go-to drug.
It's official: Myanmar's military was defeated in free elections
The next couple of months are going to be really interesting for Myanmar.
Myanmar's president pledges a peaceful power shift to Suu Kyi's party
Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party swept national elections.
Myanmar's army is backing militias that make a fortune off of meth
As Myanmar soaks up international praise for holding elections that could end decades of tyranny, its government quietly fuels a massive drug trade.
Myanmar’s state-backed militias are flooding Asia with meth
A GlobalPost investigation tracks the narco-armies in Myanmar’s highlands fueling the region's worst addiction.
How Asia's meth is made
This quick animation shows you how the region's most popular drug gets sourced, cooked and sold across borders.
Watch the trailer for Asia’s Meth Wars (VIDEO)
The biggest drug epidemic in Asia is propped up by Myanmar's army. Here's a look at what our documentary found.
Asia’s Meth Wars: Speed and brutality in Myanmar’s borderlands (VIDEO)
A GlobalPost documentary on the biggest drug epidemic in Asia.
The military just got crushed in Myanmar
National elections in Myanmar appear to have given the opposition democratic party a huge mandate.
You'd think Aung San Suu Kyi was running for president
Her National League for Democracy doesn't mind a bit of early celebration, especially when The Lady herself has said she will be 'above the president.'
How Myanmar's ruling party tried (and failed) to win voters
The ruling military-backed elites pressured the public to overlook their misdeeds and let them hold power. It didn't work.
Myanmar prepares for first free vote in 25 years
The sense of excitement was palpable on the eve of the election as around 30 million people prepared to vote in the first free nationwide poll in a quarter of a century.
Myanmar Emerges: Revisit GlobalPost's award-winning series
As Myanmar votes in landmark elections, understand why the country’s emergence is so significant.
Tony Blair is kind of sorry about the Islamic State
It may be obvious, though bears repeating: Saddam Hussein's ouster led directly to the rise of IS.
You down with NLD? Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has a rap song
All together now: 'A vote from me will be a change for the country.'
Myanmar's tense political purge plays out in Facebook posts
The revolution may not be televised, but it will be shared in a status update.
DIY sailor in flooded Myanmar invents boat made from trash
Seats two, has a working motor and boasts a hull made of empty bottles.
Angelina Jolie, patron of Myanmar refugees, shakes hands with general who once tormented them
How times have changed.