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Why Next Month’s Elections Could Worsen Ethnic Tensions in Myanmar
October 26, 2020

Why Next Month’s Elections Could Worsen Ethnic Tensions in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Myanmar's electoral system concentrates power in the hands of the Burman majority, the root cause of decades of civil conflict.

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 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.

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'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.

Suu Kyi's Electoral Blow in Myanmar Must Spark Real Change
November 30, 2018

Suu Kyi's Electoral Blow in Myanmar Must Spark Real Change

By Luke Hunt
With the NLD's recent by-election defeat, the people have spoken. Now Suu Kyi and her party must listen and adjust.
Myanmar’s Challenging Path to Peace
February 01, 2018

Myanmar’s Challenging Path to Peace

By Eugene Mark
Building trust between the Tatmadaw and the ethnic armed groups is the starting point of the path to peace.

Who Comes After Aung San Suu Kyi?
January 25, 2018

Who Comes After Aung San Suu Kyi?

By Rhys Thompson
How the NLD’s lack of succession planning risks creating political instability in Myanmar.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Culpable of 'Genocide'?
December 19, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi: Culpable of 'Genocide'?

By David Hutt
Will the international community contend with Aung San Suu Kyi's culpability for the violence in Rakhine State?

Economics and Democracy: Myanmar’s Myriad Challenges
September 27, 2017

Economics and Democracy: Myanmar’s Myriad Challenges

By Neil Thompson
Nationalism and the crisis in Rakhine hide the economic roots of the NLD’s weakness.
How China Is Courting Myanmar
August 12, 2017

How China Is Courting Myanmar

By Amara Thiha
After a few rocky years, China is building up ties with Myanmar's new government.

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