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2021/02/02 | Aye Min Thant

Myanmar: The Stupid Coup

Myanmar elders understand on a visceral level that the military is not a rational actor. Those of us lucky enough to be young enough to have only passing memories of pre-transition Myanmar are just starting to internalize this.

2021/02/01 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Detained by Military, Her Party Says

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and several of her political allies have been detained in an early morning raid, a spokesman for her party said. He warned of a possible military coup.

2017/09/18 | Alice Dawkins

Stranger Kings: Ancient Traditions of Chinese Power in Northeastern Myanmar

'As the Chinese state extends its reach beyond its traditional power bases in the Sino-Myanmar hills and lowland urban centers to developing a major port off the Rakhine coast, it pays to be aware of the longstanding motif of strategic Chinese infiltration,' Dawkins writes.

2021/02/28 | Voice of America

Myanmar Police Toughen Crackdown Against Anti-Coup Protesters

Myanmar’s post-coup government fired its U.N. envoy and AFP reports that live rounds have been used against protesters.

2021/02/22 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar: General Strike Goes Ahead Despite Threats

Protesters against the military rule have refused to let up as the movement to bring back the country’s democratically elected leader dismisses threats of violence.

2017/01/27 | Daniel P Sullivan

The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance

Myanmar’s foreign minister and de-facto leader is caught between conflicting international and domestic pressures over the Rohingya crisis, but Daniel P Sullivan argues she can harness the growing chorus of international criticism to break down the barriers to change.

2016/06/30 | Edward White

Burma: Human Rights Concerns Continue Under ‘The Lady’

'Free prisoners and dismantle the legal infrastructure of repression.' Removing authoritarian controls on freedom of speech is among the plethora of challenges facing Myanmar’s new leader.

2017/02/04 | Luke Corbin

Brewing Anew in Burma

Myanmar has opened its first craft beer brewery. Luke Corbin gives us a taste of what the future may hold for a growing industry.

2016/07/04 | Edward White

Burma Rocked by Anti-Muslim Protests After Arson Attacks on Mosques

Is Myanmar’s new government 'sending the wrong signal' to violent, anti-Muslim Buddhists as religious tensions escalate?

2017/06/02 | Brad Adams

OPINION: Turkish Man Deported from Thailand and Burma Now at Serious Risk

Ill-treatment, unfair trials await those sought by Turkey over alleged Gulenist links.

2016/09/21 | Edward White

Is the International Debate on Myanmar’s Rohingya Situation ‘Overblown’?

A former top U.S. diplomat in Myanmar and ‘buddy’ of Aung Sun Suu Kyi challenges the international media and human rights narrative on the plight of ethnic and religious minorities in Myanmar.

2017/07/14 | Kayla Walsh

Dolphins are Struggling to Survive in Myanmar

Conservationists hope that ecotourism might be the answer to protecting traditional fisheries and the dolphins they partner with.

2016/11/03 | Edward White

VIDEO: New Land Grabs in Burma Exposed

Farmers in Myanmar are being pushed off their land and face prison time if they oppose authorities, according to a new report by a human rights watchdog.

2017/07/13 | Than Tun & Trevor Wilson

Will Special Economic Zones Work for Myanmar?

Than Tun and Trevor Wilson dive into the challenges and opportunities SEZ's have for Myanmar.

2017/07/23 | Renaud Egreteau

The Emergence of Pork Barrel Politics in Myanmar

Concerns over the waste of public money, corruption, and the entrenchment of political clientelism in Burma.