Soft diplomatic approaches may yet allow ASEAN to act not as democratic enforcers but as democratic promoters.
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.
A rash decision near the end of Obama’s tenure led to the complete failure of American foreign policy.
Past US government policies towards Myanmar have been idealistic and flawed by partisan diplomacy.
Recent experience suggests that once Myanmar sees itself as isolated and victimised, it can be much harder to influence to change its approach on the Rohingya.
Brutal violence and nasty racist politics have a long history in Myanmar. To survive, people compartmentalise.
Myanmar's symbiotic civil-military authoritarianism is the root of its political failures and its ethnic tensions.
Can the Kofi Annan-chaired commission chart a path to peace and human rights for the Rohingya?
There is still a chance that Aung San Suu Kyi can become Myanmar’s next leader, reports Belinda Cranston.
In this post from the archives, Sai Latt examines the role of the Internet in anti-Muslim hate speech