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Is Ma Ba Tha really in decline?

Why an 'emotional story' explains the group's continued relevance.


2017 Myanmar Update

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Tough year for human rights in Southeast Asia

2016 was not a good year for the region's civil liberties, writes Bridget Welsh.

Race to the bottom

The fate of minority rights in ASEAN.


No peace without women

Female participation in Myanmar’s peace process.


Engaging young learners in rural Myanmar

How inspiration and creativity is vital for Myanmar's education system.


Decades of denial as Rohingya genocide continues

Failing in the responsibility to protect.


Marvelling at Indonesian democracy in Myanmar

Why bold reforms are critical for success.


Managing a declining threat

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


Why Rakhine people should embrace human rights

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


Confronting genocide in Myanmar 

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


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.


‘We are surviving without a dream’

Kachin refugees marooned in Kuala Lumpur.


Busting the myth that Myanmar is a sanctions success story

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

A Chin woman and child in Myanmar. Photo; Wikimedia commons

No end to war without women

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


A festival of the deprecated spirit lords of Burma

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


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.


The east is red

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

Des at the Thai border.

ANU to remember Des Ball

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

Children clutch ethnic flags as soldiers arrive in Kachin State, 2013. Photo: 'Boothee' Thaik Htun.

Charting conflict and peace in a new Myanmar

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


India looks east

Towards a robust India-Myanmar-Bangladesh trilateral.


Washington’s untapped influence in Myanmar

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