Myanmar

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.

Was a Burmese prince responsible for Siam’s 1902 Shan Rebellion?

In this seminar I will report on work in progress on the Shan rebellion that broke out in northern Siam in 1902.

Rakhine Votes in 2015: The roles of ethnicity and Buddhist-nationalism in Rakhine State election results

In the November 8 election, the Arakan (Rakhine) National Party (ANP) bucked the national trend of the NLD’s landslide victory by winning most of the Rakhine

Strategic Choices in Myanmar's Transition and Myanmar's National Security Policies

Since 2011, Myanmar's leaders have concentrated on ensuring the success of their overall political transition, given the expectations created after the ‘Arab

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