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Myanmar Calls Off Polling in Rakhine, Shan Conflict Zones
October 19, 2020

Myanmar Calls Off Polling in Rakhine, Shan Conflict Zones

By Sebastian Strangio
The cancellations were expected, but some say the decisions were selective and benefit the ruling National League for Democracy.

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. 
Activists Denounce Myanmar Election App For ‘Inflaming’ Ethnic Tensions
October 01, 2020

Activists Denounce Myanmar Election App For ‘Inflaming’ Ethnic Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
By accepting Myanmar's rigid official racial and religious categorizations, the EU-funded app runs the risk of entrenching sectarian divides.

COVID-19 Spirals Ahead of Myanmar Election
September 28, 2020

COVID-19 Spirals Ahead of Myanmar Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The increasing spread of the virus is amplifying doubts about the viability and legitimacy of the upcoming election.

Myanmar Election Will Fail to Meet Proper Standards: UN
September 24, 2020

Myanmar Election Will Fail to Meet Proper Standards: UN

By Sebastian Strangio
As in 2015, more than a million Rohingya Muslims will be unable to cast a vote in the upcoming polls.

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Will Run Again in November Election
July 22, 2020

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Will Run Again in November Election

By Associated Press
The popular leader of the National League for Democracy will seek another term for her party, five years after its historic victory.

Myanmar’s 2020 Elections: What Does the Future Hold? 
May 06, 2020

Myanmar’s 2020 Elections: What Does the Future Hold? 

By Prashanth Parameswaran
If the polls move forward despite the pandemic, it will be a landmark development for Myanmar.
Myanmar and COVID-19
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.

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.

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