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Pandemic-Proofing South Korea’s Investment in Myanmar
June 24, 2020

Pandemic-Proofing South Korea’s Investment in Myanmar

By Sinmyung Park
From garments to agriculture, South Korea has teamed up with Myanmar’s industries. How can cooperation best weather COVID-19?

The Rohingyas and the Elephants: How Humans and Nature Collide in Refugee Camps
June 19, 2020

The Rohingyas and the Elephants: How Humans and Nature Collide in Refugee Camps

By Shah Tazrian Ashrafi
Myanmar’s violent campaign of driving the Rohingya people out of their territory has both human and environmental costs.
Plight of Rohingyas Under COVID-19 Spotlights ASEAN’s Failure
June 16, 2020

Plight of Rohingyas Under COVID-19 Spotlights ASEAN’s Failure

By Nor Arlene Tan
Amid the pandemic and global economic chaos, the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis in Southeast Asia has quietly been swept under a rug.

Myanmar’s Meaningless Unilateral Ceasefires
May 29, 2020

Myanmar’s Meaningless Unilateral Ceasefires

By Joe Kumbun
The many unilateral ceasefires seem meaningless -- they have not stopped or even lessened the fighting so far.

Pandemic Adds New Threat for Rohingyas in Myanmar
May 28, 2020

Pandemic Adds New Threat for Rohingyas in Myanmar

By Param-Preet Singh and Nadia Hardman
Burmese authorities are using COVID-19 response measures as a pretext to harass and extort Rohingyas.

Rights Group: Satellite Images Show Myanmar Village Burning
May 27, 2020

Rights Group: Satellite Images Show Myanmar Village Burning

By Associated Press
The image was taken on May 16 and suggests at least 200 buildings were burned.

Is China Deploying COVID-19 Diplomacy to Speed BRI Projects in Myanmar?
May 20, 2020

Is China Deploying COVID-19 Diplomacy to Speed BRI Projects in Myanmar?

By Shah Suraj Bharat
At present, fears that China is using the pandemic to exert excessive pressure and push through BRI projects in Myanmar are exaggerated.
Myanmar Police Seize 18 Tons of Narcotics, Related Materials in Asia’s Biggest-Ever Drug Bust
May 19, 2020

Myanmar Police Seize 18 Tons of Narcotics, Related Materials in Asia’s Biggest-Ever Drug Bust

By Ankit Panda
The bust was carried out by Myanmar police, in coordination with the country’s military.

Outgoing UN Envoy Hopes Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Can Change
May 06, 2020

Outgoing UN Envoy Hopes Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Can Change

By Luke Hunt
Explosions heard in Rakhine villages as military searches door-to-door.

Myanmar’s 2020 Elections: What Does the Future Hold? 
May 06, 2020

Myanmar’s 2020 Elections: What Does the Future Hold? 

By Prashanth Parameswaran
If the polls move forward despite the pandemic, it will be a landmark development for Myanmar.

Myanmar and COVID-19
May 01, 2020

Myanmar and COVID-19

By Kyaw San Wai
Myanmar is having to weigh competing public health and socioecononmic concerns, all with an eye toward navigating the precarious civil-military balance.
UN Human Rights Expert Accuses Myanmar Army of Fresh Abuses
May 01, 2020

UN Human Rights Expert Accuses Myanmar Army of Fresh Abuses

By Associated Press
A UN special rapporteur took aim at the Myanmar military for targeting ethnic minorities in Rakhine and Chin states.

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