Eye witness to early reform in Myanmar

Department of Political and Social Change fellow, Dr Trevor Wilson releases new book providing the first ‘on the ground’ account of the sweeping change carried out by a reform-minded faction within Myanmar’s long-ruling military.

Anticipating the Struggle Against Everyday Impunity in Myanmar Through Accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand

Nick Cheeseman, Bina D'Costa and Tyrell Haberkorn, 'Anticipating the Struggle Against Everyday Impunity in Myanmar Through Accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand', Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies

The meaning of Myanmar's 2015 election - summary paper

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

The social contract, preferences for redistribution, and tax morale

Taxation is central to the social contract between citizens and the state. Yet little research has explored the relationship in developing countries between individual attitudes towards the social contract and perceptions of tax fairness and efficacy.

Heroines, heroes and villains

In the second article of a two-part series, Andrew Selth takes a look at superheroes and more in Myanmar comics.

How the press can power Myanmar’s democracy

A freer media is critical to the country’s political transition. But it is also time for more responsible journalism.

Revisiting country risk for Myanmar

After Myanmar’s 2015 elections, the international credit rating agency, Moody’s, initially issued a very positive response to the results, describing the National League for Democracy landslide as “credit positive”.

Myanmar’s 2016 batch of babies

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 grown up.

Martyrs’ Day a wake-up call

For the first time, it was held under a National League for Democracy-backed government. After several decades of absence, it was also the first time the commander-in-chief attended.

Secession in a democratic system?

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


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