If there were any doubts that Kazakhstan mastered the trappings of democracy without heeding its substance, then this election would surely dispel them.
Myanmar’s leading opposition figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her party, Burma’s National League for Democracy (NLD), call for the continuation of Western sanctions against the country.
In advance of Burma’s elections on 7 November, the first in 20 years, the Asia Society has just released a Burma Task Force Report Update.
An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin.
Burma/Myanmar's ruling junta sets election date for November 7.
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