For centuries a cross roads of Asia, Myanmar has also suffered the attendant waves of epidemic and endemic disease.
Memories of Burma’s art scene in the 1970s
about 1 month ago
Andrew Selth recalls an era of flourishing artistic expression amid heavy-handed censorship.
Farmers, Facebook and Myanmar’s coup
about 4 months ago
New analysis shows how a surge of online resistance in the countryside faded amid fear and self-censorship.
Image-making as necessity in Fighting Fear II
about 6 months ago
A recent exhibition showcased Myanmar artists' responses to the coup and resistance to it.
Common enemy: a hollow slogan for solidarity in Myanmar
about 11 months ago
...how to divide power between the NUG and the ethnic states, and protect sub-minorities within minority states?
Myanmar studies academics decry SOAS Professor of Burmese Language post closure
about 11 months ago
Losing the position will end an important legacy of language scholarship and close opportunities for scholars interested in broader Burma/Myanmar studies.
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.