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Financial scandals and foreign affairs

1MDB is a Malaysian problem with reach in Australia, writes Amrita Malhi.

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A foundation for freedom

Support for Myanmar’s media – vital then, essential now.

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How long can the longyi last?

Luke Corbin looks at the lifespan of one of Myanmar's most iconic items.

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Heroines, heroes and villains

Part two of Burma and the comics.

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Wars and rumors of wars

Burma and the comics part one.

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How the press can power Myanmar’s democracy

As Myanmar's media finds it footing after decades of oppression, responsible journalism is crucial.

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Martyrs’ Day a wake-up call

A nation unites under the sound of sirens.

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Who would voters with no votes vote for?

Extending absentee suffrage for Myanmar’s citizens abroad.

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Myanmar’s 2016 batch of babies

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

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Revisiting country risk for Myanmar

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

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Playing with fire

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

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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.

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Secession in a democratic system?

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

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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.

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Millions of ‘likes’ but leadership lacking

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

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Some days in November

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

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Bringing democracy to Myanmar

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

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Remembering Depayin and other tragedies

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

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Gazing over the horizon

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

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Colonial Burma, history and phillumeny

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

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Should ethnicity be reconsidered?

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

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A tale of two elections

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