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Myanmar’s High-Risk Election
October 17, 2020

Myanmar’s High-Risk Election

By Tom Fawthrop
Aung San Suu Kyi’s dangerous gamble to push ahead with a controversial election as a second wave of COVID-19 hits Myanmar hard. 

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19
September 11, 2020

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19

By Andrew Nachemson
Anti-migrant -- and especially anti-Rohingya and anti-Rakhine -- sentiments are undermining efforts to control the pandemic.
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.

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’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.

COVID-19 Threatens Myanmar’s Economy
April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Threatens Myanmar’s Economy

By Shah Suraj Bharat
Myanmar looks to East Asian states to support an ailing economy amid the pandemic.
In Myanmar, Hunger Overshadows COVID-19 for Yangon’s Poorest
April 12, 2020

In Myanmar, Hunger Overshadows COVID-19 for Yangon’s Poorest

By Lorcan Lovett
Myanmar's lockdown will hit the urban poor hard. That's inspiring charitable donation -- and labor strikes.

Myanmar Braces for Coronavirus Outbreak
March 28, 2020

Myanmar Braces for Coronavirus Outbreak

By Tej Parikh
Myanmar has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus. Can it prevent infections from exploding?

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