Articles by Hunter Marston

Behind the coup: what prompted the Tatmadaw’s grab for power?

Despite the seeming incredulity of the military and USDP’s claims of fraud, there is reason to take the Tatmadaw’s insistence on the legitimacy of its constitutional claims seriously.

Lifting the shadows on a secret war

Hunter Marston reviews Josh Kurlantzick's newly published study of the CIA's covert military operations in Laos.

With Trump, Beijing trumps Washington

Why a Trump presidency is a major setback for US-Southeast Asia ties.

Washington’s untapped influence in Myanmar

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

The United States and the vote

Washington’s interest will wane in the wake of Sunday’s vote. But it shouldn't, writes Hunter Marston.

War in ASEAN’s troubled waters

Hunter Marston argues that conflict in the highly contested South China Sea can be avoided.

Uncle Sam and Uncle Ho

Hunter Marston argues that as China rises, the US and Vietnam are building closer ties.

Myanmar could learn from Germany

Hunter Marston argues that Myanmar would benefit from a mixed member election system as it struggles to build its democracy