Dr Andrew Selth

What’s in a name: Burma or Myanmar?

A decision by the US to accept the name Myanmar seems unlikely any time soon. When Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD)… Read More

The Rohingya question: Determining who to hold to account

Ever since the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, ethnic minority groups, human rights advocates, and others have argued that Myanmar’s armed forces, or Tatmadaw, should be held legally… Read More

Graphic novels chart Myanmar’s history

Exotic climate, turbulent past an inspiration to comic writers Before 1988, Myanmar (then known as Burma) did not feature prominently in comic strips, comic books… Read More

Biggles in Burma: Giving boys what they want

When British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quoted the poem ‘Mandalay’ during a visit to Myanmar in early 2017, to the obvious discomfort of the British… Read More

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar’s military responses

Since October 2016, when militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked three border police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, developments in that part… Read More

The fallen idol: Aung San Suu Kyi and the politics of personality

Myanmar studies have always attracted strong views. Particularly since 1988 there has been a history of polemics, biased reporting and emotive commentary. Some scholars and… Read More

A big step back for Myanmar

It is always difficult to know exactly what is happening in Myanmar, particularly when eye-witness accounts and reliable reports are dismissed by the Naypyidaw government… Read More

Fallen idol

There was a time, not so long ago, when Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was hailed by the international community as “the bravest… Read More

Australia and Korea’s wars

Griffith Asia Institute Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr Andrew Selth recently had the below article republished in the Lowy Interpreter. In light of recent discussion about Australia’s… Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw

The democratically elected government in Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi has so far disappointed many voters and international observers. Her supporters blame the military… Read More