Noone doubts the elections are a sham, but a closer look at the complexities of Burma's political landscape and you may see potential for change
Ban Ki-moon must stand tall
All evidence suggests that elections in Burma this year will usher in a new era of 'bulletocracy', one that Southeast Asian leaders appear only too keen to welcome
A constitution that legalises military coups and paves the way for fraudulent elections in Burma should not be supported, least of all by a US senator
The UN's terminal frustration with Burma is not enough, and repeated attempts to inject legitimacy into the elections are misdirected
Singapore mentors Burma in sham elections
While Singapore's leaders shed crocodile tears and sermonise Burma's generals on the need for free elections, should they not be looking at their own backyard?
Will ASEAN eventually deliver?
There are signs that the Southeast Asia bloc is growing increasingly impatient with Burma although it remains to be seen whether this translates into action
It is too early to condemn the elections
So much of the Burma election picture is unknown, although we must be wary of the all-controlling Election Commission
Elections laws cause international tug of war
Controversial laws draw the ire of the international community, as Burma's foreign minister waxes lyrical on the merits of 'tolerance'
‘We’ve fallen for the generals’ tricks’
The international community is desperate to believe the lies of Burma's rulers, so in the coming weeks expect more so-called concessions from Naypyidaw
Burma’s time of reckoning
The opposition party's possible election ban could unleash a new form of resistance against a government that requires the acquiescence of the population
Burma will struggle for attention in 2010
Elections this year in Iraq, Sudan, Britain and Sri Lanka may wrestle much-needed media attention away from Burma polls
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