For centuries a cross roads of Asia, Myanmar has also suffered the attendant waves of epidemic and endemic disease.
NBSEAS discusses “The Irish Buddhist: The Forgotten Monk Who Faced Down the British Empire”
about 1 week ago
A new book looks at the significance of U Dhammaloka, an Irishman who “went native” and became a Buddhist monk in British Burma
What kind of solidarity for what kind of Myanmar?
about 1 week ago
What do nascent solidarities mean for the future of ethno-religious minorities in a post-coup Myanmar?
The people’s call for R2P: to be or not to be?
about 2 weeks ago
The capacity of R2P is limited, and the decision-making process is fraught with political gamesmanship.
Soup not coup, but what boils in the coup’s soup?
about 4 weeks ago
Elements of the weaponry and violence deployed are not only related to systems and structures but also to the reproduction of logics and techniques of control.
ASEAN on Myanmar’s Coup: Revisiting Cold War Diplomacy on Cambodia
about 1 month ago
ASEAN has precedent and success in interceding in struggles for diplomatic recognition at the United Nations during the Third Indochina War (1978-1991).
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.