A short biography and background note on Michael Collins. Reviewed and updated 8 March 2015 to correct various factual errors and to include some extra information about the Irish Civil War and its aftermath.
A short biography and background note on Aung San Suu Kyi. Updated 30 November 2014 with information about proposals to amend the Burmese constitution and to report Suu Kyi's statement that the reform process in Burma has stalled.
Short biography and background note on Ne Win. Includes information on Than Shwe. Updated 30 November 2014 to note that, following his cremation, Ne Win's ashes were scattered in the Rangoon River.
A short biography and background note on Pol Pot and his accomplices. Updated 9 November 2014 to report on the guilty verdicts and life sentences handed down to Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan at the conclusion of their first trial, and the opening of their second trial.
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