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.
While it appears that the military has not changed much over the last decade, the country and its people certainly have.
Has the coup has brought these groups closer together or deepened disunity, and reduced the likelihood of the formation of the federal army?
As their travel documents expire Myanmar migrants risk becoming undocumented and excluded from legal protections by shortcomings in both Myanmar and Thai migration policies.
Buddhist nationalism, allegiances to the people and anti-Islamic sentiment complicate monks' attitudes.
...an outpouring of passionate anger and disappointment, and a hardening resolve not to be cowed.
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.
What do nascent solidarities mean for the future of ethno-religious minorities in a post-coup Myanmar?
The capacity of R2P is limited, and the decision-making process is fraught with political gamesmanship.
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.
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 of different ages and social backgrounds have been at the heart of the Myanmar protests, giving the women's movement unprecedented visibility.
In an era in which optics are fundamental, Myanmar's protest movement has forged a strategic visual course inspired by real and fictional past movements.
Soft diplomatic approaches may yet allow ASEAN to act not as democratic enforcers but as democratic promoters.