Articles by Gerard McCarthy

Introducing ‘Myanmar Transformed? People, Places and Politics’

The latest on the ANU’s Myanmar Update conference series.

Legacies matter in 2017 Myanmar

Gerard McCarthy reviews Marie Lall's Understanding reform in Myanmar.

A taxing problem

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

Hope, division and the vote

A hopeful but divided country emerges from Myanmar's 2015 polls.

National League for Democracy (NLD) supporters celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections outside party headquarters on April 1, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images.

The people and the vote

Elections see everyday people re-engage with national politics after decades of fear and oppression.

The limits of big ‘P’ politics in Myanmar’s elections

Moral ideas and not parties continue to define people's politics.

Saw John Bwe Lah’s funeral

Funeral of 103 year old Saw John Bwe Lah offers Gerard McCarthy a glimpse into a central Myanmar Karen community