September 11, 2020
In Myanmar, a Leading Conglomerate is Funding Military Abuses
By Sebastian Strangio
A new report argues that a military-linked conglomerate – and its foreign partners – are directly funding units accused of crimes against humanity.
July 13, 2020
A Deadly Gamble: Myanmar’s Jade Industry
By Nicholas Muller
The multi-billion dollar industry fueled by China is shrouded in secrecy, continues to take lives, and displace tens of thousands
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.
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.
April 17, 2019
In Myanmar, Jittery Investors Threaten Long-Term Development
By Tej Parikh
With investors shying away from a risky business environment, Myanmar's military will only increase its economic influence.
April 12, 2019
Why Myanmar's New Insurance Market Opening Matters
By Erin Murphy
Newly awarded insurance licenses offer a greater chance for economic development amid wider uncertainties.
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.
March 15, 2019
Jade and Gem Smuggling Costs Myanmar Billions
By Aubrey Menarndt
Myanmar is losing billions in tax revenue from jade and gemstones.
February 25, 2019
Myanmar Open for Business, But Not Rohingya
By Jieun Pyun
As Myanmar seeks foreign investment, the international business community has an opportunity to affect change.
January 06, 2018
How Did Sanctions Impact Myanmar?
By Manmeet Ajmani, P. K. Joshi, Avinash Kishore and Devesh Roy
Lessons from over a decade of sanctions, as the threat of renewed restrictions grows.
October 21, 2017
Foreign Investors Jittery Amid Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis
By Yigal Chazan
Western companies have been slow to exploit opportunities in Myanmar, especially as the Rohingya crisis worsens.
September 27, 2017
Economics and Democracy: Myanmar’s Myriad Challenges
By Neil Thompson
Nationalism and the crisis in Rakhine hide the economic roots of the NLD’s weakness.