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Who would voters with no votes vote for?

Extending absentee suffrage for Myanmar’s citizens abroad.


Myanmar’s 2016 batch of babies

What are the prospects for the newest citizens in a new democracy?


Revisiting country risk for Myanmar

Will it be boom or bust for companies investing in a newly democratic Myanmar?


Playing with fire

Burning lands and fragile livelihoods in the hills of Myanmar's southern Chin State.


Tolerance in the time of terror 

From Jihadis to Ma Ba Tha to 'Hansonites', extremism begets extremism.

Myanmar Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi toasts with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during an MoU ceremony at the government house in Bangkok

Keeping friends close, Thailand closer

Myanmar must be on guard for political crises across the border.


Secession in a democratic system?

Why a popular vote on secession in Myanmar is highly unlikely.


Academic analysis in the age of reform

As research on Myanmar grows, the challenge now is making sure it gets to the people who need it.


Millions of ‘likes’ but leadership lacking

Discussion online needs to be handled carefully for Myanmar's long-term success, writes Nicholas Farrelly.


Some days in November

Why Nicholas Farrelly is circling 9 November 2020 as a day to watch.


Bringing democracy to Myanmar

Trevor Wilson looks at the factors and actors behind the nation's historic transition.


Remembering Depayin and other tragedies

Nicholas Farrelly reflects on the 13th anniversary of the attack on Aung San Suu Kyi's convoy.


Gazing over the horizon

Nicholas Farrelly suggests that Myanmar’s biggest changes are probably still to come.


Colonial Burma, history and phillumeny

Andrew Selth discusses how matchbox labels provide a glimpse into the culture of colonial Burma.


Should ethnicity be reconsidered?

Nicholas Farrelly looks at some options for reforming ethnic classification in Myanmar


A tale of two elections

Max Grömping analyses the challenges to electoral integrity in Singapore and Myanmar.


Myanmar past and present: two views

Andrew Selth looks at the hardships the country still faces today.

Relatives and sympathisers of political prisoners wait outside Insein Prison in Yangon on April 8 in front of a banner bearing the portraits of President U Htin Kyaw, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Bogyoke Aung San. Photo: AFP

New year, new politics?

Myanmar must move beyond highly personalised political drama, writes Nicholas Farrelly.


NLD needs to prioritise labour reform

New government needs to focus on workers' rights and conditions, writes Trevor Wilson.

Photo by Eddy Milfort on flickr

Myanmar: an economy ready for takeoff

Transition from closed command to open economy could yield big returns.


Millennia-long histories and Burmese migrations into Thailand

It’s time to take a longer view on a complex issue, writes TF Rhoden.


A sip of something more in Myanmar?

More beer choices give a taste of what's to come for a country thirsty for change.