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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
The pardon of Reuters journalists should not be mistaken as evidence authorities are easing restrictions on free speech.
Unyielding Attacks on Free Speech in Myanmar Signal a Transition in Peril
Myanmar’s Fragile Democracy Needs the US, Not China
May 17, 2019
Myanmar’s Fragile Democracy Needs the US, Not China
The US and its allies must engage more directly with Myanmar, lest China's influence derail its democratic potential.
Myanmar’s Fragile Democracy Needs the US, Not China
Erin Murphy on the State of Myanmar’s Economy
April 09, 2019
Erin Murphy on the State of Myanmar’s Economy
A conversation on the future of Myanmar's economy, and the implications for domestic and international actors.
Erin Murphy on the State of Myanmar’s Economy
What's Behind the New Constitution Change Push in Myanmar?
January 30, 2019
What's Behind the New Constitution Change Push in Myanmar?
A closer look at the move and what it may mean for the country's politics.
What's Behind the New Constitution Change Push in Myanmar?
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
The U.S. can encourage long-term, practical reform through the deft application of carrots and sticks.
After Targeted Sanctions, It’s Time to Engage With Myanmar’s Moderates
What Tillerson’s Myanmar Visit Means
November 22, 2017
What Tillerson’s Myanmar Visit Means
Geopolitics beats out values as Tillerson treads softly on the Rohingya issue.
What Tillerson’s Myanmar Visit Means
Social Media Exhibits Its Disruptive Power in Myanmar
November 09, 2017
Social Media Exhibits Its Disruptive Power in Myanmar
The dark side of social media – fake news, sectarian divisions, propaganda – is on display in Myanmar.
Social Media Exhibits Its Disruptive Power 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
The aspects of the ASEAN Charter dealing with rights and democracy have been largely ignored.
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
Stop the Suu Kyi Blame Game in Myanmar
April 15, 2017
Stop the Suu Kyi Blame Game in Myanmar
Don't rush to judgement on Aung San Suu Kyi just yet.
Stop the Suu Kyi Blame Game in Myanmar
Time For Myanmar’s New Government to Get Back on Track
April 12, 2017
Time For Myanmar’s New Government to Get Back on Track
Though the NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi have had a disappointing year, there are some steps they can take to get back on track.
Time For Myanmar’s New Government to Get Back on Track
Myanmar's Amazing Modernization
March 22, 2017
Myanmar's Amazing Modernization
Myanmar's rapid transformation, as seen in the commercial capital of Yangon.
Myanmar's Amazing Modernization
South Korea in Myanmar: Missing the Train to Naypyitaw?
March 15, 2017
South Korea in Myanmar: Missing the Train to Naypyitaw?
South Korea is not living up to its potential to play a strategic (not just economic) role in Myanmar.
South Korea in Myanmar: Missing the Train to Naypyitaw?
How Did Myanmar’s Reforms Change Its Relations With China?
March 14, 2017
How Did Myanmar’s Reforms Change Its Relations With China?
Public opinion in Myanmar has turned increasingly negative toward China.
How Did Myanmar’s Reforms Change Its Relations With China?
Governing Myanmar
February 24, 2017
Governing Myanmar
The NLD government’s first year in office was difficult, and more challenges remain ahead.
Governing Myanmar
Stop Pretending Myanmar Is a Democracy
November 23, 2016
Stop Pretending Myanmar Is a Democracy
The world should stop pretending that Myanmar's military is no longer committing rights abuses.
Stop Pretending Myanmar Is a Democracy
Myanmar’s Democracy Paradox
February 26, 2016
Myanmar’s Democracy Paradox
The country's path to democracy is unlikely to be orthodox.
Myanmar’s Democracy Paradox
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