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Myanmar Military-Appointed Election Chief to Consider Dissolving National League for Democracy
May 22, 2021

Myanmar Military-Appointed Election Chief to Consider Dissolving National League for Democracy

By Associated Press
The party of now-detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi won huge majorities in 2015 and 2020. Now it might be banned by the junta.

Reversing the Coup is No Solution for Myanmar
May 13, 2021

Reversing the Coup is No Solution for Myanmar

By Michelle Onello and Akila Radhakrishnan
A return to the pre-coup status quo is not politically sustainable. What Myanmar needs is a more fundamental shift.
Myanmar Junta Charges Celebrities With Promoting Protests
April 06, 2021

Myanmar Junta Charges Celebrities With Promoting Protests

By Associated Press
Myanmar’s ruling junta published a list of actors, actresses, musicians, and social media influencers it accuses of threatening stability by sharing news.

Can Myanmar’s Protesters Win?
April 01, 2021

Can Myanmar’s Protesters Win?

By Tom Fawthrop
They are up against a ruthless, entrenched military. But history tells us not to underestimate the power of the people.

What Myanmar’s Coup Reveals About the Country’s Contested Civil-Military Dynamics
February 09, 2021

What Myanmar’s Coup Reveals About the Country’s Contested Civil-Military Dynamics

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The coup exposed the fragility of the civil-military dynamics that have characterized the reforms of the past decade.

The Thai Playbook for Myanmar’s Coup Leaders
February 09, 2021

The Thai Playbook for Myanmar’s Coup Leaders

By Zachary Abuza
Myanmar's generals could look to their eastern neighbor for tips on how to preserve their hold on power.

Jokowi, Muhyiddin Call for Special ASEAN Meeting on Myanmar
February 08, 2021

Jokowi, Muhyiddin Call for Special ASEAN Meeting on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The Myanmar coup once again highlights the need for ASEAN to act as a unified bloc on regional crises.
Myanmar After the 2021 Coup: Internal Security and Geopolitical Consequences
February 05, 2021

Myanmar After the 2021 Coup: Internal Security and Geopolitical Consequences

By Ankit Panda
How will the February 1, 2021, coup in Myanmar affect the country’s internal security and foreign relations?

Myanmar Blocks Facebook as Resistance Grows to Coup
February 04, 2021

Myanmar Blocks Facebook as Resistance Grows to Coup

By Associated Press
The move came amid a growing campaign of civil disobedience following Monday's military takeover.

The New Military Government in Myanmar Could Well Be Short-Lived
February 04, 2021

The New Military Government in Myanmar Could Well Be Short-Lived

By Brian Wong
Domestic pressure, economic sanctions, and strategic anxieties hold out hope that the junta will be forced to make concessions.

With Military Takeover, Myanmar Lurches Back to the Bad Old Days
February 02, 2021

With Military Takeover, Myanmar Lurches Back to the Bad Old Days

By Sebastian Strangio
Monday's coup d'etat will have far-reaching, though uncertain, effects on the country's political trajectory.
The Tatmadaw’s Role in Myanmar’s New Politics 
December 30, 2020

The Tatmadaw’s Role in Myanmar’s New Politics 

By Amara Thiha
How has Myanmar’s military recalibrated its role in a changing political system?

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