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Myanmar

Traumatic Pasts in Asia: The editors’ account

These case studies analyse both the psychological and communal effects of violence and natural disasters and how communities attempt to overcome their effects.

Profile: Hunter Marston on shifting from Buddhist philosophy to politics in Myanmar

"I saw for the first time that Buddhist philosophy was connected to daily struggles and politics at a very fundamental level."

Vale Dr Ni Win Zaw, Head, Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Yangon

Dr Ni Win Zaw’s vision and commitment to development of education will take considerable time to replace.

Politics first, economy second: a review of the 2021 Myanmar Economic Update

Throughout the update, the importance of targeting any sanctions imposed by the international community was also emphasised.

Citizens or foreigners? A socio-legal perspective on persecution of Rohingyas

The NUG needs to develop clear vision for a more equal and inclusive Myanmar.

The election, the pandemic, and the coup: insights from the 2021 Myanmar Update

The health response has been repeatedly undermined and hampered by the authoritarian tendencies of coup leaders.

EAOs & China: Two Letters from Northern Myanmar to the CCP

On their 100th anniversary the CCP received two congratulatory messages from Ethnic Armed organizations (EAOs) in northern Myanmar are noteworthy

Reflections on the 2021 Myanmar Update in troubled times

...with COVID-19, and a coup, predicting the course of Myanmar’s future may best be put in the hands of the astrologers.

Myanmar: An International Orphan

When an orphan’s extended family fails lamentably, fortunately there is an alternative: turning to your friends. Civil society groups in Southeast Asia increasingly see the combat for Myanmar’s democracy as their own.

A View from the Borderlands: An Interview with Lieutenant Colonel Tar Parn La

On the current political landscape in Myanmar.

Protest Art – AnuPyinNyar

Since the start of the coup, Ku Kue's art has featured front and centre in many protests around the country.

Myanmar Update 2021: Twin crises – COVID-19 and the coup

While it appears that the military has not changed much over the last decade, the country and its people certainly have.

New friends, old enemies: Politics of Ethnic Armed Organisations after the Myanmar Coup

Has the coup has brought these groups closer together or deepened disunity, and reduced the likelihood of the formation of the federal army?

In limbo: Migrant workers struggle with the Myanmar coup and COVID-19

As their travel documents expire Myanmar migrants risk becoming undocumented and excluded from legal protections by shortcomings in both Myanmar and Thai migration policies.

Split within the sangha: divergent responses towards the Myanmar coup

Buddhist nationalism, allegiances to the people and anti-Islamic sentiment complicate monks' attitudes.

Exhibition: Fighting Fear #whatshappeninginmyanmarnow

...an outpouring of passionate anger and disappointment, and a hardening resolve not to be cowed.

Containing conflict and pandemic in Myanmar: an urgent mission

ASEAN has raised the bar for pushing dialogue in Myanmar: it will be a test for ASEAN's credibility to implement the consensus for real change in Myanmar.

NBSEAS discusses “The Irish Buddhist: The Forgotten Monk Who Faced Down the British Empire”

A new book looks at the significance of U Dhammaloka, an Irishman who “went native” and became a Buddhist monk in British Burma

What kind of solidarity for what kind of Myanmar?

What do nascent solidarities mean for the future of ethno-religious minorities in a post-coup Myanmar?

The people’s call for R2P: to be or not to be?

The capacity of R2P is limited, and the decision-making process is fraught with political gamesmanship.

Soup not coup, but what boils in the coup’s soup?

Elements of the weaponry and violence deployed are not only related to systems and structures but also to the reproduction of logics and techniques of control.

ASEAN on Myanmar’s coup: revisiting Cold War diplomacy on Cambodia

ASEAN has precedent and success in interceding in struggles for diplomatic recognition at the United Nations during the Third Indochina War (1978-1991).

A Myanmar Life Ended

Ko Nyi Nyi Aung Htet knew what he risked. He persisted, for he believed that democracy and a bright future will not return to Myanmar if the Tatmadaw succeeds.

Women fight the dual evils of dictatorship and patriarchal norms in Myanmar

Women of different ages and social backgrounds have been at the heart of the Myanmar protests, giving the women's movement unprecedented visibility.