It’s past time for us to ditch simplistic ideas of “civil society” and its relationship with democracy in the region.
The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Myanmar's political and historical realities are a huge challenge for the international response. But the world, including Australia, can still do more to help.
The quantity of laws being passed in Naypyidaw is impressive. The quality is another matter.
Crude speculation about ‘land grabs’ obscures the complex historical roots of today’s Rohingya persecution.
Tentang sejarah ideologi kesukuan di belakang penindasan Rohingya.
If the government doesn't turn back from the path it's taking in Rakhine, the consequences for Myanmar's future will be severe.
The discussion around the history of the Rohingya, at its worst, deflects attention away from the problem of defining citizenship through ethnic indigeneity.
The likely result of leaving the Tatmadaw to its own devices in dealing with ARSA is the creation of yet another insurgency.
Myanmar women aren’t relying on outsiders to call out discrimination, or to organise to demand their rights.
Despite connecting with EAO leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi fails to garner local support among minority communities.
Land rights for displaced people are a critical, yet often overlooked, part of rebuilding livelihoods in Myanmar's conflict areas.
Greater democratisation will probably occur in spite of, not because of, Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership.
MP's Constituency Development Funds are criticised for promoting clientelism. But we should take a more nuanced view of their role in Myanmar's new politics.
Rumours about Myanmar’s Muslims are seen to contain an element of “truth” because they project blame for decades of suffering under military rule.
The eLibrary Myanmar Project is helping libraries make the leap from isolation to digitisation, both of their own outstanding collections and global publications.
Why the expansion of Chinese investment into Myanmar isn't all gloom and doom.
The Karen National Union shows how internal conflicts in Myanmar’s insurgencies can complicate the peace process
How the idea of 'taingyintha' is used to decide who does and does not belong in Myanmar's political community.
How a revolutionary approach is addressing major gaps in STEM education.
On the nature of communal violence in Myanmar, and divergent Burmese and international interpretations of its causes.