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The limits of big 'P' politics in Myanmar's elections

19 October 2015

As Myanmar prepares for historic polls in November, moral ideas of citizen-led social assistance continue to loom large.With Myanmar’s historic November elections fast approaching, prospective...

The political economy of Myanmar

The political economy of Myanmar

8 October 2015

Anna Peterson was one of 11 ANU students who travelled to Myanmar in July to complete a two-week intensive course, the Political Economy of Myanmar. In this video, Anna talks about her experience and...

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Australia's digital diplomacy failing

23 September 2015

To commemorate this year's anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Canadian diplomats in Hong Kong posted to Facebook: "Like Hong Kongers today, Canadians remember the events of June 4, 1989....

Stability and stagnation under SBY

Stability and stagnation under SBY

31 July 2015

Under ‘moderating president’ Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia’s democracy suffered no reverses – but it didn’t move forward either. Much controversy surrounds how best to interpret Susilo Bambang...

Photo by James Walsh.

Tourism and Myanmar's missed opportunity

23 July 2015

Myanmar is full of opportunities. It is a rapidly democratising country that has only opened up to the world in the past decade. However, with comparatively low tourist numbers, Myanmar is missing...

A tale of two cities in Myanmar

A tale of two cities in Myanmar

22 July 2015

The contrast between Yangon and Naypyitaw shows both the leaps and limits of Myanmar’s incredible transformation.Imagine a country in which people still wear traditional dress but walk around glued...

Students to experience fast-changing Myanmar

Students to experience fast-changing Myanmar

25 June 2015

A group of ANU students is about to experience first-hand, the dynamics of a fast-changing Myanmar.From taking in the ancient capital of Bagan to mixing it with powerful politicians in Naypyidaw, the...

Densus 88 counter-terrorism police commandos march during operations on a house in Malang, in eastern Java on March 26, 2015. Image by AFP.

Countering Islamic State is a way to strengthen Australia-Indonesia relations

24 June 2015

The emergence of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq in early 2014 has refocused Australian government attention on terrorist threats abroad, particularly in Indonesia. Australia's concerns are well...

His Excellency U Khin Aung Nyint, addressing the 2015 Myanmar Update at ANU. Photo by James Walsh.

Myanmar speaker optimistic on elections

5 June 2015

The Speaker of the upper house of Myanmar’s parliament has opened the ANU Myanmar/Burma Update and expressed optimism about his country’s transformation to democratic rule.His Excellency U Khin Aung...

Myanmar opposition leader and head of the parliamentary committee on Rule of law and stability, Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo by AFP

Making sense of the rule of law

5 June 2015

Among the rapid economic and political changes underway in Myanmar, one concern still stands out starkly: the want of respect for the rule of law.As the country moves from military to civilian rule,...

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