Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s 2021 coup: The latest test for ASEAN’s commitment to democratic consolidation

Soft diplomatic approaches may yet allow ASEAN to act not as democratic enforcers but as democratic promoters.

Behind the coup: what prompted the Tatmadaw’s grab for power?

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.

American foreign policy towards Myanmar part 2: The failure of wishful thinking

A rash decision near the end of Obama’s tenure led to the complete failure of American foreign policy.

American foreign policy towards Myanmar part 1: ‘Blinded by the light’ of Wilsonian idealism

Past US government policies towards Myanmar have been idealistic and flawed by partisan diplomacy.

Can we avoid Myanmar’s isolation over the Rohingya?

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.

A photograph of demonstrators supporting Daw Aung Suu Kyi

Justice in Myanmar: the view from Auntie’s shop

Brutal violence and nasty racist politics have a long history in Myanmar. To survive, people compartmentalise.

Twin authoritarianisms in Myanmar

Myanmar's symbiotic civil-military authoritarianism is the root of its political failures and its ethnic tensions.

Myanmar’s Rohingya need tomorrow’s fairer world today

Can the Kofi Annan-chaired commission chart a path to peace and human rights for the Rohingya?

Game over for Aung San Suu Kyi?

There is still a chance that Aung San Suu Kyi can become Myanmar’s next leader, reports Belinda Cranston.

Intolerance, Islam and the Internet in Burma

In this post from the archives, Sai Latt examines the role of the Internet in anti-Muslim hate speech