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Strife in Myanmar Curbs Traditional New Year Celebrations
April 13, 2022

Strife in Myanmar Curbs Traditional New Year Celebrations

By Grant Peck
The coronavirus pandemic curbed celebrations for the past two years, and the military’s ouster of the elected government last year further smothered the holiday spirit.

Myanmar OKs Use of Thai Currency in Border Trade
March 16, 2022

Myanmar OKs Use of Thai Currency in Border Trade

By Elaine Kurtenbach
Seeking to limit Myanmar’s reliance on the U.S. dollar in trade, the military-led administration has agreed to accept Thai baht and plans a similar arrangement to accept Indian rupees.
Bay of Bengal Countries Need to Pay Closer Attention to the Climate-Security Nexus
February 26, 2022

Bay of Bengal Countries Need to Pay Closer Attention to the Climate-Security Nexus

By Angshuman Choudhury and Siddharth Anil Nair
There is widespread global consensus on the seriousness of climate change, but we are yet to understand the full extent of its consequences on our polities and societies.

Myanmar Junta Set to Pass Draconian Cyber Security Law
January 31, 2022

Myanmar Junta Set to Pass Draconian Cyber Security Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Among the provisions is a ban on VPNs, which the population has used to circumvent state controls on social media networks like Facebook.

Myanmar Crisis and Hun Sen’s Visit: ASEAN in Disarray?
January 19, 2022

Myanmar Crisis and Hun Sen’s Visit: ASEAN in Disarray?

By Delwar Hossain
Hun Sen was the first foreign leader to visit Myanmar since the military's overthrow of the country's democratically elected government.

India’s Foreign Secretary Visits Post-Coup Myanmar
December 29, 2021

India’s Foreign Secretary Visits Post-Coup Myanmar

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Given the geopolitical and security interests, India cannot afford to ignore or isolate Myanmar.

Myanmar Court Postpones Verdicts in 2nd Case Against Suu Kyi
December 28, 2021

Myanmar Court Postpones Verdicts in 2nd Case Against Suu Kyi

By Tassanee Vejpongsa
The charge of having improperly imported walkies-talkies was the first filed against Suu Kyi and served as the initial justification for her detention.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s Sentence Matters. We Cannot Forget Myanmar.
December 08, 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Sentence Matters. We Cannot Forget Myanmar.

By Michael Bailey
Aung San Suu Kyi inspired a generation of young people who are keeping the dream of freedom alive in Myanmar.

US Journalist Jailed in Myanmar for Nearly 6 Months Freed
November 16, 2021

US Journalist Jailed in Myanmar for Nearly 6 Months Freed

By Grant Peck and David Rising
Danny Fenster, an American journalist sentenced to 11 years last week, was freed on Monday.

Former US Diplomat Bill Richardson Meets Myanmar Leader
November 02, 2021

Former US Diplomat Bill Richardson Meets Myanmar Leader

By Grant Peck
Myanmar's health care system is largely broken amid widespread resistance to the military's February coup. Richardson was in the country to discuss delivery of humanitarian aid.

US, China, Russia Join Asia Summit Amid Regional Disputes
October 27, 2021

US, China, Russia Join Asia Summit Amid Regional Disputes

By Eileen Ng and Niniek Karmini
There is no shortage of challenges in Asia these days, from the pandemic, to Myanmar to increasing U.S.-China tensions.
US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis
October 22, 2021

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis

By Carolyn Nash
A U.S.-led coalition that intensifies this pressure could change the course of Myanmar’s protracted human rights disaster. 

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