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Crocodile Tears for the Rohingya
May 29, 2015

Crocodile Tears for the Rohingya

By Luke Hunt
Political realities within the region worsen the plight of an oppressed minority.
Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus
May 20, 2015

Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus

By Luke Hunt
“Naypyidaw is under a harsh spotlight.”

Myanmar’s Election Day May Be Only a Step Toward Democracy
May 03, 2015

Myanmar’s Election Day May Be Only a Step Toward Democracy

By Joshua Kurlantzick
The election day may be free and fair, but that will not necessarily usher in a truly democratic government.

Why the Fighting in Kokang Threatens Peace in Myanmar
April 19, 2015

Why the Fighting in Kokang Threatens Peace in Myanmar

By Priscilla Clapp
The turmoil on Myanmar’s border with China has potentially significant implications.

Have Myanmar’s Armed Forces Gone Too Far?
April 08, 2015

Have Myanmar’s Armed Forces Gone Too Far?

By Hunter Marston and Andrew Morgan
Recent events show just how far Myanmar has to travel on the road to reform.
The Explosive Politics of Voting Rights in Myanmar
March 04, 2015

The Explosive Politics of Voting Rights in Myanmar

By Oren Samet
The prospects for the country’s beleaguered Rohingya appear bleak.

Kachin and China’s Troubled Border
January 14, 2015

Kachin and China’s Troubled Border

By Brent Crane
The Kachin conflict is a thorn in China’s side as it tries to manage its relations with Myanmar.
Myanmar Elections: Incumbency May Thwart Opposition Victory
January 07, 2015

Myanmar Elections: Incumbency May Thwart Opposition Victory

By Oren Samet
Expecting the opposition NLD to coast to victory overlooks the potential power of the incumbency.

A Make or Break Year for Myanmar
December 08, 2014

A Make or Break Year for Myanmar

By Hunter Marston
With elections, ceasefire negotiations, and constitutional measures, 2015 will be a major test for the fledgling democracy.

American Foreign Policy and Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
November 24, 2014

American Foreign Policy and Myanmar’s Democratic Transition

By Aung Tun
Ensuring that political dialogue is maintained will be crucial for the transition.

Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
November 23, 2014

Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again

By Luke Hunt
Myanmar continues to backslide on reforms. It might be time to stop giving its leaders the benefit of the doubt.
Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny
November 12, 2014

Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny

By Tim Robertson
The iconic figure has signally failed the oppressed minorities who need her most.

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