Myanmar

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

Incident at Three Pagodas Pass

After decades of strained bilateral relations, Australia’s defence ties with Myanmar are gradually being restored. The office of the Defence Attache (DA) in the… Read More

Why Myanmar’s military is not planning a coup

Speculation about military intentions makes for a good conspiracy theory but facts tell a different story. Myanmar has always encouraged conspiracy theories. Most have proven… Read More

Suu Kyi’s Myanmar, one year on

Twelve months ago, Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed State Counsellor of Myanmar, becoming the de facto leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD)… Read More

Myanmar and Aung San: The resurrection of an icon

In this post on The Interpreter, Andray Abrahamian recently drew attention to the Myanmar government’s decision to name a bridge in southern Mon State… Read More

The wisdom in the literature

Andrew Selth outlines why past generations’ accumulated literary and scholarly work on Myanmar is at risk of being lost — and what this might mean… Read More

A poem and the politics of high imperialism

Michael Wesley takes a look at a new book by Andrew Selth and the story of how a poem by Rudyard Kipling took an empire… Read More

Burma’s Rohingya Muslims mourn the end of the Obama era — and worry about Trump

Burma’s Rohingya Muslims have been described as the most friendless people in the world. But for the past four years they had one powerful friend… Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi’s fall from grace

The people of Myanmar have always been able to capture complex issues in pithy, often humorous, ways. One joke currently doing the rounds is that,… Read More

Will Obama’s Myanmar legacy survive under Trump?

Treading between major powers, Myanmar is likely to continue its diplomatic balancing act Aung San Suu Kyi was quick to congratulate U.S. president-elect Donald Trump… Read More