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Myanmar’s 2016 batch of babies

18 July 2016

In 2016, around a million babies will be born in Myanmar. Too often we forget the prospects and possibilities of these new lives, instead focusing almost all our attention on those who have already...

Source: Myanmar Times

Keeping friends close, Thailand closer

7 July 2016

It says something profound about the region that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s first international trips as state counsellor and foreign minister have required photo ops with Southeast Asian dictators....

Mahathir and Malaysia’s money politics

28 June 2016

In a country where cash is king, soon nothing will happen without bribery, alleges former PM. Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad looked on Thursday like a man with important calculations to make...

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Time to position Australia as a digital player in a world online

27 June 2016

Australia exists in a world well and truly on its way to digital saturation. While we are likely decades away from the terrifying concept of “peak digital”, a complete renovation of how the public,...

Calls for secession from ethnic minority groups in Myanmar’s border regions date back as far as independence from Britain in 1948. Photo: Nyan Zay Htet / The Myanmar Times

Secession in a democratic system?

27 June 2016

Eventually, the shockwaves from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will ripple into Myanmar affairs. One way or another, we all need to digest the lessons of last week’s historic referendum...

A march for the victims of the Orlando shooting in San Francisco, California. Stephen Lam / Reuters

How ISIS Weaponized the Media After Orlando

17 June 2016

Before Omar Mateen walked into Pulse nightclub and shot 49 of its patrons and staff to death, he was a nobody. In the hours that followed, though, he was catapulted to global infamy. When rumors of...

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ANU ranked number one in Australia for politics and international studies

22 March 2016

The latest world subject rankings have strengthened the ANU position as among the best universities of the world and the top university in Australia. These rankings include...


Eye witness to early reform in Myanmar

21 March 2016

Department of Political & Social Change fellow, Dr Trevor Wilson has released a new book – Eye witness to early reform in Myanmar.Published by ANU Press, the book provides the first ‘on the...; Terrorist attack in Jakarta

Jakarta attacks in terroristic terms was not a particular successful operation: expert

15 January 2016

The methodology is somewhat different from previous terrorist attacks, it was also somewhat amateurish it appears to me because even many people would have seen the footage of the bomb being...

The meaning of Myanmar's 2015 election - summary paper

The meaning of Myanmar's 2015 election - summary paper

22 December 2015

On 13 November 2015, a closed-session roundtable was held at University of Yangon’s Department of International Relations in collaboration with The Australian National University’s Myanmar Research...


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