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Myanmar Military-Appointed Election Chief to Consider Dissolving National League for Democracy
May 22, 2021

Myanmar Military-Appointed Election Chief to Consider Dissolving National League for Democracy

By Associated Press
The party of now-detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi won huge majorities in 2015 and 2020. Now it might be banned by the junta.

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?
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.

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.

What the Philippines Can Learn from Myanmar’s Election
November 23, 2020

What the Philippines Can Learn from Myanmar’s Election

By Mong Palatino
Lesson #1: Stinging international rebukes over human rights abuses do not necessarily translate into fewer votes.

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 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.

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.

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