Andrew Selth

Myanmar military nuclear ambitions: Fact or fiction?

ANDREW SELTH  |    A front page story in the Sydney Morning Herald in 2009 confidently predicted that within five years Myanmar would have its… Read More

The first casualty of war is the truth: Myanmar casualty statistics may be skewed

ANDREW SELTH  |    Since the latest civil war began in Myanmar in 2021, elements of the opposition movement have been making increasingly bold claims about its battlefield successes and the problems facing the military regime. Some of these claims need to be treated very carefully. Read More

Memories of Burma’s art scene in the 1970s

ANDREW SELTH  |     As one gets older, memories of past times and old friends tend to fade, but they also become more important… Read More

Are Western intelligence agencies “fuelling an armed rebellion” in Myanmar?

ANDREW SELTH  |     For decades, Myanmar’s generals have been convinced that they are under attack from foreign intelligence agencies, which they believe operate… Read More

Has history left Aung San Suu Kyi behind?

ANDREW SELTH  | It has been suggested recently that Myanmar’s imprisoned State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been left behind by history… Read More

A Tale of Two Myanmars

ANDREW SELTH  |   As the civil war in Myanmar drags on, most foreign governments appear to have concluded that the military regime will survive… Read More

Myanmar’s intelligence war: The battle of wits and wiles against the junta

ANDREW SELTH  |   In one of the British army’s first primers on “small wars”, Charles Callwell wrote in 1896 that “in no class of warfare… Read More

Chinese spy bases on Myanmar’s Great Coco Island? Here we go again

ANDREW SELTH  |   A little history should help dampen some wild speculation about eavesdropping facilities in the Indian Ocean. On 31 March, Chatham House… Read More

The executions in Myanmar: What was the Junta thinking?

ANDREW SELTH  |   The world is still in shock over the execution of four pro-democracy activists in Myanmar over the 23-24 July weekend. More… Read More

Myanmar’s civil war and the myth of military victory

ANDREW SELTH  |   Over the past few months, there has been a significant shift in the tone of the expert commentary on Myanmar’s civil… Read More


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