In 2020 the role of the Union Election Commission and election monitoring seems increasingly politicised.
Associations and the polyvocality of social media can bring to fore diverse meanings of being in the diaspora
Nick Cheesman talks to the authors of a new book on the "limited liberalism" that allows the tolerance of some minorities in Myanmar, and the exclusion of others.
Myanmar must face its second competitive election in the context of a global recession and under the shadow of a ruthless pandemic.
Persistent adherence to the written rules makes Mynamar's vulnerable to authoritarian tendencies and threatens a fragile democracy.
China will continue supporting Ethnic Armed Organisations with cultural and economic ties to China.
In the manufacturing hub of Hlaingthaya, migrant women often live in isolation.
Reductive narratives about the Rohingya trafficked by governments, NGOs and Rohingya leaders themselves contribute to the exclusion of some refugees from rights and protection.
Women in Rakhine state are doubly jeopardised when the threat of COVID-19 intersects with war.
Who gets to be categorized as vulnerable and receive much-needed economic assistance?
An ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression is impacting the access to essential information.
For centuries a cross roads of Asia, Myanmar has also suffered the attendant waves of epidemic and endemic disease.
Where to now for Myanmar Studies? New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly reflects on a rapidly changing field.
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.
The ILO is making slow but sure progress towards SDGs on human trafficking and forced labour in Myanmar, writes Gary Rynhart.
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
Destructive cycles of crop booms carve deep cracks in SEA societies, cultures and landscapes.
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.