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Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Soldier on
March 26, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Soldier on

By Amara Thiha
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Tatmadaw had to postpone its 75th anniversary celebrations. But don’t let that distract from its still-central role in the nation.

What Will Myanmar’s New Home Minister Mean for the Country’s Security and Politics?
February 10, 2020

What Will Myanmar’s New Home Minister Mean for the Country’s Security and Politics?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the new appointment.
Myanmar’s Contested Civil-Military Relations in the Spotlight With New Spat
February 05, 2020

Myanmar’s Contested Civil-Military Relations in the Spotlight With New Spat

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent incident served as yet another reminder of the complex and contested dynamics of civil-military relations in the country and the sensitivities therein.

Myanmar Air Force Capabilities in the Headlines with Anniversary Celebration
December 24, 2019

Myanmar Air Force Capabilities in the Headlines with Anniversary Celebration

By Prashanth Parameswaran
This year’s iteration of the annual event spotlighted developments within the country’s ongoing effort to develop its military capabilities.

Why Foreign Policy Matters to Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
October 22, 2019

Why Foreign Policy Matters to Myanmar’s Democratic Transition

By Hnin Wint Nyunt Hman
In the best-case scenario, Myanmar would be rich like the East and democratic like the West. 

Will Myanmar’s Navy Get Its First Submarine From the Indian Navy?
July 30, 2019

Will Myanmar’s Navy Get Its First Submarine From the Indian Navy?

By Ankit Panda
The Myanmar Navy is moving toward a submarine capability with India’s assistance.

Meet Myanmar's Blue Shirts
June 12, 2019

Meet Myanmar's Blue Shirts

By Lorcan Lovett
A new free speech movement clashes with Myanmar’s military.
Why Are Old Myanmar-Israel Military Links Under New Scrutiny?
June 11, 2019

Why Are Old Myanmar-Israel Military Links Under New Scrutiny?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at another round of scrutiny on defense collaboration between the two sides.

Myanmar’s Fragile Democracy Needs the US, Not China
May 17, 2019

Myanmar’s Fragile Democracy Needs the US, Not China

By Jieun Pyun
The US and its allies must engage more directly with Myanmar, lest China's influence derail its democratic potential.

In Myanmar, Jittery Investors Threaten Long-Term Development
April 17, 2019

In Myanmar, Jittery Investors Threaten Long-Term Development

By Tej Parikh
With investors shying away from a risky business environment, Myanmar's military will only increase its economic influence.

Are Indian Separatist Rebels in the Myanmar Army’s Crosshairs?
February 20, 2019

Are Indian Separatist Rebels in the Myanmar Army’s Crosshairs?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Is the Myanmar military taking greater interest in Indian separatist groups on its territory?
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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