We should look beyond elite urban internet users to grasp the reach of Southeast Asian digital governance and its chilling effects
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.
Environmental and social risks can emerge from MDBs’ lack of awareness of and responsiveness to local conditions.
The current restricted environment for CSOs, especially those advocating on human rights and accountability, is almost certain to continue in post-2020 Myanmar.
Findings give direction for advocacy groups to strategise change-making programs.
As the Arakan Army’s armed struggle appears increasingly attractive to young voters, Myanmar’s democracy cannot afford the appearance of another false promise.
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.