In this interview, Aung Kyaw Tun, a former political prisoner and a consultant for the Myanmar Institute for Democracy, discusses his experience in the Bush Institute’s Liberty and Leadership Forum and the conditions in his country. During his year in the program, Aung…
Statistically, societies are better off when women are active participants in governance.
After emerging from decades of authoritarian rule by a brutal military junta, the health care system in Burma is broken.
Education is the cornerstone of a democratic society. President Franklin D. Roosevelt observed that, “[d]emocracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
ICYMI: Last week, the International Republican Institute (IRI) released a public opinion survey that found strong support for democracy in Burma.
Bolivian President Evo Morales stated that “from this summit will emerge more social policies for the liberation of our peoples.” Ironically, many of the most vocal Cuban activists on these issues were detained in the days leading up to the meeting.
One thing is certain — as long as Bob Fu is around, the fight for religious freedom in China will continue.
Earlier this week, the Bush Center welcomed North Korean political prison camp survivor Shin Dong-hyuk. We asked our social media audiences to submit questions about his experience and his ongoing efforts to promote freedom using the hashtag #AskShin. Here’s what…
Next week the Bush Center will welcome North Korean political prison camp survivor Shin Dong-hyuk. Shin Dong-hyuk is the only known person to be born and raised in North Korea’s infamous gulags and to escape to freedom.
On August 3, Iran will celebrate the inauguration of the newly elected “moderate” president, Hassan Rouhani. Will this usher in a new era of openness in the foreign and domestic policy of the Islamic Republic? Don’t count on it.