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Myanmar’s Aggressive Nationalism in the Air Ahead of 2020 Elections
February 21, 2020

Myanmar’s Aggressive Nationalism in the Air Ahead of 2020 Elections

By Andrew Nachemson
Recent events have highlighted the more aggressive side of the country’s nationalist tendencies as it prepares to head to the polls later this year.

Myanmar: Trials and Tribulations
February 01, 2020

Myanmar: Trials and Tribulations

By Christina Fink
Facing genocide charges in the international arena, Myanmar’s domestic politics are set to heat up in 2020, too.
Why Will Aung San Suu Kyi Personally Defend Myanmar Against Genocide Claims?
November 30, 2019

Why Will Aung San Suu Kyi Personally Defend Myanmar Against Genocide Claims?

By Angshuman Choudhury
The Nobel peace prize winner will now be defending charges of genocide at an international court. How did it come to this?

Dashed Hopes for Myanmar’s Women
August 09, 2019

Dashed Hopes for Myanmar’s Women

By Akanksha Khullar
Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has not been the game changer for women that many hoped it would be.

What Did Suu Kyi’s First Cambodia Visit Achieve?
May 07, 2019

What Did Suu Kyi’s First Cambodia Visit Achieve?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at a significant development within Cambodia-Myanmar relations.

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.

Land Seizures, Protests, and Arrests in Myanmar
March 07, 2019

Land Seizures, Protests, and Arrests in Myanmar

By Maximillian Mørch
Despite arrests, detention, and torture, land rights activists in Myanmar are refusing to be silenced.
Aung San Suu Kyi: A ‘Moral Democrat’ or a ‘Precolonial Queen’?
February 20, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi: A ‘Moral Democrat’ or a ‘Precolonial Queen’?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Krzysztof Iwanek talks to Michał Lubina, author of a new book on Aung San Suu Kyi’s political thought.

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.

Facebook Waking Up to Genocide in Myanmar
September 21, 2018

Facebook Waking Up to Genocide in Myanmar

By Eric Paulsen
How many more will die before social media giants wake up and realize they have been complicit by failing to act?

Facebook May Have Doomed the Political Career of Myanmar’s Top General
August 31, 2018

Facebook May Have Doomed the Political Career of Myanmar’s Top General

By Daniel Combs
A Facebook ban on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will have major ramifications.
Without State Reform, Myanmar Isn’t Going Anywhere Fast
June 27, 2018

Without State Reform, Myanmar Isn’t Going Anywhere Fast

By Tej Parikh
Myanmar’s unwieldy, inexperienced civil service weighs down efforts to move the country forward.

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