Brutal violence and nasty racist politics have a long history in Myanmar. To survive, people compartmentalise.
A reflection on China-Myanmar relations ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit on 17 January 2020.
Human rights and heritage sites in Myanmar: An irreconcilable juxtaposition or a productive conversation?
What does world heritage inscription means in a country where human rights abuses are ongoing.
A glimpse into the current state of mother tongue education and its connections to the broader ethnic reconciliation process.
မြန်မာနိုင်ငံရှိ တင်းမာသောအမြင်သဘောထားနှင့် ဒီမိုကရေစီလှည့်စားမှုများ - ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေပြင်ဆင်ခြင်းအား နိုင်ငံရေးစွမ်းဆောင်မှုအဖြစ် အသုံးချခြင်း
Exploring possible paths to justice for crimes against the Rohingya.
Myanmar's symbiotic civil-military authoritarianism is the root of its political failures and its ethnic tensions.
Despite recent attacks by the Northern Alliance, Myanmar's military has extended its unilateral ceasefire.
Authoritarian successor parties can be an important part of democratic consolidation, so we shouldn’t necessarily welcome a weak USDP.
Andrew Selth's recollections of the hazards of the rumour mill in Ne Win-era Myanmar.
Weary of Myanmar’s elite-driven peace process, some communities in Karen State are trying something different.
Scholars and activists discuss the region's persistent struggles with democracy at a recent ANU conference.
ANU conference examines how and why illiberalism remains inherent to political order in mainland Southeast Asia, and what might be done about it.
The latest on the ANU’s Myanmar Update conference series.
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
On the the misuse of western historical sources in the search for Suvarnabhumi.
On nationalism, religion, archaeology, folklore and pseudo-history.
The idea of finding the El Dorado of Asia is a continuing obsession.
Studying structural reconfigurations of nature and society in the Mekong region and beyond.
A look at historical census data yeilds little evidence of widespread illegal migration from Bangladesh.
Revolutionary music can be a window into the social foundations of Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Organisations.
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.