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

Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia

The Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) recently hosted a panel discussion in Washington DC, on Tuesday, 1 December 2015, on the Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia Project.

Myanmar after the vote: What next?

Outline: On 8 November Myanmar went to the polls.

After the vote

On 8 November Myanmar got its chance to vote. But what happens next is equally important, writes Nicholas Farrelly.

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

As Myanmar prepares for historic polls in November, moral ideas of citizen-led social assistance continue to loom large, writes Gerard McCarthy.

Understanding the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in the Context of Transition

During the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council in March 2015, Myanmar’s Deputy Foreign Minister U Thyant Kyaw declared “In order to be more compliant wi

The political economy of Myanmar

A recent two-week study tour gave 11 ANU students a first-hand insight into Myanmar's political, social and economic transitions.

A genealogy of taingyintha, Myanmar’s 'national races'

The concept of taingyintha, or “national races”, is among the preeminent political ideas in Myanmar today.


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