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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.
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.

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