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Aye Chan Maung and Chit Win. Photo: James Walsh.

After the flood

6 August 2015

As monsoonal floodwaters continue to cause devastation in four of Myanmar’s 14 states, two Myanmar students are calling for support from the ANU community. Chit Win, a PhD candidate, and Aye Chan...

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...

Erika Ruiz Sandoval from Mexico

A meeting of middle power minds

15 July 2015

Knowledge is power, the old saying goes, and in the case of the world’s middle powers, it’s potentially even more potent.That’s why 25 scholars from Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and...

Will Cooper at Monday's forum.

Celebrating NAIDOC week

7 July 2015

Will Cooper was one of five guests discussing reconciliation, and how it is working in their community, at a seminar at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific on Monday.The seminar formed part of NAIDOC...

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...

Shan State army commanders take aim during a military parade marking the Shan National Day in February Photo by AFP Images

Re-shooting an elephant

28 May 2015

Myanmar's peace process makes no provision for dealing with the ongoing sectarian violence occurring there. The government refuses to even recognise the term Rohingya - simply saying they do not...

Rohingya refugee children are seen at a temporary shelter in Bayeun village, Ache province, Indonesia, on 24 May. Photo by AFP images.

Rohingya refugee crisis

25 May 2015

Efforts to find a regional solution to the Rohingya refugee crisis will fail unless members of the international community such as Australia lend their full support, writes TREVOR WILSON Seeking a...

Australia’s anti-Islamic State pushback must be made to work

21 May 2015

Former diplomat and essayist Owen Harries once bemoaned our tendency to be blinkered by our “parochialism of the present”. He described it as the tendency to believe that what is happening now, and...

Photo by UNHCR

The Rohingya and regional failure

18 May 2015

The ongoing humanitarian crisis exposes dangerous vacuum at the centre of ASEAN's commitment to be 'people-centred', writes MATHEW DAVIES Myanmar’s membership of ASEAN, achieved in 1997, has always...

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