Daily Archives: January 6, 2012

Gideon Rachman

Back in 1990 it looked as if events in Myanmar were part of a great wave of democratisation that was washing around the world, after the fall of the Berlin Wall. But while eastern Europe broke free from dictatorship – and democracy came to countries as diverse as Indonesia and South Africa in the 1990s – the democratic wave receded in Myanmar. But might Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi have better luck this time? 

John Aglionby

In the first of a series of weekly videos, Edward Luce, the FT’s US columnist, discusses the race for the Republican party’s presidential nominee with Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution.

John Aglionby

The Financial Times has decided to change its style and from today will use the name Myanmar rather than Burma.

Is this premature, too late or just wrong? Please send us your comments or tweets at @ftworldnews

The reasons for the change are explained in the following editorial, which appeared in today’s newspaper: 

The race for the White House: what’s next after Iowa

Will Mitt Romney secure the Republican candidacy? How far will the economy determine the course of the US election? Is Obama’s position looking weak or is he poised for a better second term? Anna Fifield, White House correspondent, and Edward Luce, chief US commentator, join Gideon Rachman for a discussion of what’s next after Iowa.