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

Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar

Cecilia Jacob, Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014.

Practicing Civilian Protection: Human Security in Myanmar and Cambodia

Cecilia Jacob, ‘Practicing Civilian Protection: Human Security in Myanmar and Cambodia’, Security Dialogue, 45(4) 2014: 391-408.

Book launch - eyewitness to early reform in Myanmar

Department of Political and Social Change Visiting Fellow, Trevor Wilson, has released a new book – Eyewitness to early reform in Myanmar.

Published by ANU Press, the book provides an ‘on the ground’ account of the sweeping change carried out by a reform-minded faction within the country’s long-ruling military – adjustments that commenced in 1999 with modest experiments, and which eventually led to historic elections in November 2015.

Myanmar under the NLD

On 31 March 2016, a democratically elected government will take power in Myanmar for the first time in over half a century.


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