Salai Samuel Hmung is a research officer of the SEARBO project. He received his Master of Political Science (Advanced) from the Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia and Pacific Affairs. His master thesis applied an original power-sharing framework to explore and compare the preferences of Myanmar’s elite political actors for power-sharing through their public statements from 2015-2020 by using a dictionary-based content analysis method. His broader research interests include ethnic politics, civil conflict, and power-sharing institutions.