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Myanmar

Should we boycott Myanmar tourism?

Further isolating the Myanmar public from international perspectives will do nothing to help the Rohingya.

Anthropology, morality, and the Rohingya

Scholars are meant to understand and explain the roots of atrocities. But do situations like that of the Rohingya demand that they do more?

Sitagu Sayadaw and justifiable evils in Buddhism

One of Myanmar's most revered monks reassures soldiers that norms of nonviolence are suspended in the course of defending the faith.

Rethinking Southeast Asian civil society

It’s past time for us to ditch simplistic ideas of “civil society” and its relationship with democracy in the region.

Southeast Asian cyberspace: politics, censorship, polarisation

The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.

Old dominance, new dominos in Southeast Asia

Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?

What can the world do for the Rohingya?

Myanmar's political and historical realities are a huge challenge for the international response. But the world, including Australia, can still do more to help.

Making better laws for Myanmar

The quantity of laws being passed in Naypyidaw is impressive. The quality is another matter.

A better political economy of the Rohingya crisis

Crude speculation about ‘land grabs’ obscures the complex historical roots of today’s Rohingya persecution.

Ketika “ras nasional” mengalahkan kewarganegaraan

Tentang sejarah ideologi kesukuan di belakang penindasan Rohingya.

Fences and ghettoes aren’t the answer in Rakhine

If the government doesn't turn back from the path it's taking in Rakhine, the consequences for Myanmar's future will be severe.

Rohingya identity and the limits to history

The discussion around the history of the Rohingya, at its worst, deflects attention away from the problem of defining citizenship through ethnic indigeneity.

On the latest Rohingya crisis

The likely result of leaving the Tatmadaw to its own devices in dealing with ARSA is the creation of yet another insurgency.

Feminist facts Myanmar can’t afford to ignore

Myanmar women aren’t relying on outsiders to call out discrimination, or to organise to demand their rights.

Why Myanmar’s ethnic minorities lose faith in federalism and peace

Despite connecting with EAO leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi fails to garner local support among minority communities.

Land key to IDPs’ livelihoods

Land rights for displaced people are a critical, yet often overlooked, part of rebuilding livelihoods in Myanmar's conflict areas.

Can the NLD claim the high ground?

Greater democratisation will probably occur in spite of, not because of, Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership.

Is pork barrel politics emerging in Myanmar?

MP's Constituency Development Funds are criticised for promoting clientelism. But we should take a more nuanced view of their role in Myanmar's new politics.

Gendered rumours and Muslim scapegoats in Myanmar

Rumours about Myanmar’s Muslims are seen to contain an element of “truth” because they project blame for decades of suffering under military rule.

Connecting Myanmar libraries to global academia

The eLibrary Myanmar Project is helping libraries make the leap from isolation to digitisation, both of their own outstanding collections and global publications.

China’s economic ascension: not a race to the bottom for Myanmar

Why the expansion of Chinese investment into Myanmar isn't all gloom and doom.

Explaining the roots of KNU power struggles

The Karen National Union shows how internal conflicts within Myanmar's insurgencies can jeopardise the peace process.

How Myanmar’s ‘national races’ trumped citizenship

How the idea of 'taingyintha' is used to decide who does and does not belong in Myanmar's political community.

A science circus for Southeast Asia

How a revolutionary approach is addressing major gaps in STEM education.