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Managing a declining threat

How to deal with ‘the face of Buddhist terror’ in Myanmar.

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Why Rakhine people should embrace human rights

How overcoming a long-held antipathy would benefit the Rakhine community.

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Confronting genocide in Myanmar 

Myanmar's government must acknowledge that genocide is being perpetrated against the Rohingya.

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No strings attached

The enduring popularity of Myanmar’s Zat Pwe.

Moving beyond the Myitsone dam dilemma

How a historical China-Myanmar border treaty can help smooth troubled waters.

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‘We are surviving without a dream’

Kachin refugees marooned in Kuala Lumpur.

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Busting the myth that Myanmar is a sanctions success story

How sanctions can hinder rather than help human rights in Myanmar.

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No end to war without women

Myanmar must bring women to the negotiating table when it comes to peace.

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A festival of the deprecated spirit lords of Burma

Irfan Kortschak takes an up close look at Myanmar's nat pwe debaucheries.

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Myanmar bibliographies and booklists

Popular and recommended reading on the Southeast Asian nation.

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Echoes through time

The evolution of Burmese classical since the 19th century.

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The east is red

Why Southeast Asia is now firmly in the grip of China.

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ANU to remember Des Ball

New Mandala invites readers to celebrate the life and career of an extraordinary scholar.

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Charting conflict and peace in a new Myanmar

Michael Wesley reflects on a new volume examining Myanmar’s path to peace and political transition.

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India looks east

Towards a robust India-Myanmar-Bangladesh trilateral.

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Washington’s untapped influence in Myanmar

Despite China’s power and proximity, the US has more influence than it recognises in Myanmar.

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Reconciliation in Rakhine State

Myanmar's government must lift local orders that continue to oppress minorities in the troubled state.

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The US, Myanmar and the dragon in the background

Why Beijing benefits from softer US sanctions on Myanmar.

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Why the NLD needs deft diplomacy

It's time for Myanmar's government to cash in on Aung San Suu Kyi's global reach.

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Lifting US sanctions: right or wrong?

The case for and against dropping economic restrictions on Myanmar.

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A taxing problem

‘Duty’ isn’t enough to boost Myanmar’s tax revenue, writes Gerard McCarthy.

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Local democracy in Myanmar

New paper examines local elections and the future of decentralisation.

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Journeys without maps in Myanmar

More open politics and new technologies are putting much of the country back on the beaten path.

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Myanmar’s Rohingya need tomorrow’s fairer world today

Can the Kofi Annan-chaired commission chart a path to peace and human rights for the Rohingya?