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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.
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?
Challenges to Democracy and Hopes for Peace and Justice in Myanmar
December 24, 2020

Challenges to Democracy and Hopes for Peace and Justice in Myanmar

By Gus Miclat
For a multicultural society like Myanmar, the greatest test of democracy is whether the government treats its minorities equal to the majority.

What’s Next for Myanmar’s Military Proxy Party?
November 26, 2020

What’s Next for Myanmar’s Military Proxy Party?

By Sebastian Strangio
After a dismal showing at this month's election, the army-backed USDP faces a long road back to respectability.

Unofficial Count Gives Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Victory in Myanmar
November 11, 2020

Unofficial Count Gives Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Victory in Myanmar

By Associated Press
After another thundering landslide, the 75-year-old leader will lead Myanmar for a second five-year term.

Myanmar’s NLD Draws More Criticisms Ahead of National Poll
November 04, 2020

Myanmar’s NLD Draws More Criticisms Ahead of National Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Aung San Suu Kyi's government is weathering heavy criticism about the upcoming poll – but none of it is likely to matter on election day.
Myanmar’s Election Marks a Step Away From Peace
November 04, 2020

Myanmar’s Election Marks a Step Away From Peace

By Ben Dunant
Sunday's vote will likely deliver a government with a strong popular mandate – a rarity in mainland Southeast Asia – but ethnic minorities will be left out in the cold.

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