The torment and small gains of Burmese dissident groups

The jury is still out on whether the government of Burma, a.k.a. Myanmar, is indeed in transition from military dictatorship to democracy, as the current regime claims; and if not, what does the future hold? In 2011, the country entered an impressive reform period. Following the release of opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi after 16 years under house arrest, political prisoners were freed by the hundreds. Censorship was lifted, allowing the proliferation of newspapers and...

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