For centuries a cross roads of Asia, Myanmar has also suffered the attendant waves of epidemic and endemic disease.
Securing a fair election in Rakhine’s conflict zones
about 1 week ago
As the Arakan Army’s armed struggle appears increasingly attractive to young voters, Myanmar’s democracy cannot afford the appearance of another false promise.
Myanmar’s electoral management institutions: the challenges of monitoring
about 3 weeks ago
In 2020 the role of the Union Election Commission and election monitoring seems increasingly politicised.
Emerging dynamics among Southeast Asia’s Nepali diaspora
about 4 weeks ago
Associations and the polyvocality of social media can bring to fore diverse meanings of being in the diaspora
New books on Southeast Asia: Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar (Oxford University Press, 2018)
about 1 month ago
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 votes 2020: the COVID election
about 2 months ago
Myanmar must face its second competitive election in the context of a global recession and under the shadow of a ruthless pandemic.
Illiberalism in Myanmar
မြန်မာနိုင်ငံရှိ တင်းမာသောအမြင်သဘောထားနှင့် ဒီမိုကရေစီလှည့်စားမှုများ - ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေပြင်ဆင်ခြင်းအား နိုင်ငံရေးစွမ်းဆောင်မှုအဖြစ် အသုံးချခြင်း
Myanmar's symbiotic civil-military authoritarianism is the root of its political failures and its ethnic tensions.
Authoritarian successor parties can be an important part of democratic consolidation, so we shouldn’t necessarily welcome a weak USDP.
Andrew Selth's recollections of the hazards of the rumour mill in Ne Win-era Myanmar.
Scholars and activists discuss the region's persistent struggles with democracy at a recent ANU conference.
Despite recent attacks by the Northern Alliance, Myanmar's military has extended its unilateral ceasefire.
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.
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.
Exploring possible paths to justice for crimes against the Rohingya.
With the expulsion of the Rohingya largely a fait accompli, the world must face up to engaging with a very different Myanmar.
Brutal violence and nasty racist politics have a long history in Myanmar. To survive, people compartmentalise.
Where to now for Myanmar Studies? New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly reflects on a rapidly changing field.
A reflection on China-Myanmar relations ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit on 17 January 2020.
Destructive cycles of crop booms carve deep cracks in SEA societies, cultures and landscapes.
A glimpse into the current state of mother tongue education and its connections to the broader ethnic reconciliation process.