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Myanmar Coup and the Aftermath
March 04, 2021

Myanmar Coup and the Aftermath

By The Diplomat
Tin Tin Nyo, Gerard McCarthy, and Yun Sun discuss the coup in Myanmar and where the country is headed.

Daniel Combs on Truth, Money, and Power Before and After the Myanmar Coup
March 03, 2021

Daniel Combs on Truth, Money, and Power Before and After the Myanmar Coup

By Shannon Tiezzi
History may seem to be repeating, but the Myanmar of 2021 is crucially different from the country's past experiences with military rule.
Can Europe Make a Difference in Myanmar?
February 26, 2021

Can Europe Make a Difference in Myanmar?

By Sophie Boisseau du Rocher and Felix Heiduck
How the EU reacts to the coup is litmus test not only for its support of democracy in Myanmar, but also for its capacity to adjust to new systemic challenges in the region.

NLD Poised for Repeat Landslide in Myanmar Election
November 09, 2020

NLD Poised for Repeat Landslide in Myanmar Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Aung San Suu Kyi will win a second term, but real progress on ending Myanmar's cycle of conflict will require deeper reforms.

Myanmar’s Election Marks a Step Away From Peace
November 04, 2020

Myanmar’s Election Marks a Step Away From Peace

By Ben Dunant
Sunday's vote will likely deliver a government with a strong popular mandate – a rarity in mainland Southeast Asia – but ethnic minorities will be left out in the cold.

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. 

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.

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