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Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: International Court Judges Authorize Investigation
November 15, 2019

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: International Court Judges Authorize Investigation

By Associated Press
Legal developments on the Rohingya crisis were in the international spotlight again this week.

Why Foreign Policy Matters to Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
October 22, 2019

Why Foreign Policy Matters to Myanmar’s Democratic Transition

By Hnin Wint Nyunt Hman
In the best-case scenario, Myanmar would be rich like the East and democratic like the West. 
New UN Study Highlights Business Links to Myanmar Military Abuses
August 05, 2019

New UN Study Highlights Business Links to Myanmar Military Abuses

By Niniek Karmini
A new report spotlights business involvement in funding human rights abuses.

A Digital Nation for the Stateless Rohingya?
July 02, 2019

A Digital Nation for the Stateless Rohingya?

By Preeti Jha
A team of Rohingya Muslims is using blockchain technology to forge digital identities for the persecuted minority’s diaspora.

Unyielding Attacks on Free Speech in Myanmar Signal a Transition in Peril
June 07, 2019

Unyielding Attacks on Free Speech in Myanmar Signal a Transition in Peril

By Allie Funk
The pardon of Reuters journalists should not be mistaken as evidence authorities are easing restrictions on free speech.

Myanmar’s Fragile Democracy Needs the US, Not China
May 17, 2019

Myanmar’s Fragile Democracy Needs the US, Not China

By Jieun Pyun
The US and its allies must engage more directly with Myanmar, lest China's influence derail its democratic potential.

Erin Murphy on the State of Myanmar’s Economy
April 09, 2019

Erin Murphy on the State of Myanmar’s Economy

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on the future of Myanmar's economy, and the implications for domestic and international actors.
What's Behind the New Constitution Change Push in Myanmar?
January 30, 2019

What's Behind the New Constitution Change Push in Myanmar?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the move and what it may mean for the country's politics.

After Targeted Sanctions, It’s Time to Engage With Myanmar’s Moderates
February 08, 2018

After Targeted Sanctions, It’s Time to Engage With Myanmar’s Moderates

By Hunter Marston
The U.S. can encourage long-term, practical reform through the deft application of carrots and sticks.

What Tillerson’s Myanmar Visit Means
November 22, 2017

What Tillerson’s Myanmar Visit Means

By Angshuman Choudhury
Geopolitics beats out values as Tillerson treads softly on the Rohingya issue.

Social Media Exhibits Its Disruptive Power in Myanmar
November 09, 2017

Social Media Exhibits Its Disruptive Power in Myanmar

By Tej Parikh
The dark side of social media – fake news, sectarian divisions, propaganda – is on display in Myanmar.
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
May 03, 2017

ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia

By Khoo Ying Hooi
The aspects of the ASEAN Charter dealing with rights and democracy have been largely ignored.

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