For centuries a cross roads of Asia, Myanmar has also suffered the attendant waves of epidemic and endemic disease.
Myanmar’s anti-junta forces are terrorists, says the Institute for Economics and Peace
about 7 days ago
Empirical data is not politically neutral, nor does it speak for itself. Divorced from its original context, it can cause harm.
Rethinking self-censorship in Southeast Asia’s media landscape
about 1 week ago
By intentionally devising concealment strategies that maintain the core messages...research participants demonstrate their commitment to continue producing critical information while avoiding punishment.
Effective third-sector actors in aid on the Thailand-Myanmar border
about 4 weeks ago
Myanmar CSOs have experience providing aid in the border areas and social capital with the war on community.
New Books on SE Asia: Jane Ferguson’s “Repossessing Shanland…”
about 2 months ago
Literati and politicians have constructed a virtual Shan state that lives on in popular media, rock music, and Buddhist ritual.
With ASEAN snub, Myanmar junta signals return to Cold War isolationism
about 3 months ago
Military officials have vowed to “learn to walk with only a few friends”, and weather international isolation and economic sanctions.
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 mean 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.