Thant Myint-U is a writer, historian, conservationist and former diplomat. He currently heads the Rangoon Heritage Trust, and is chairman of U Thant House, Rangoon’s leading discussion center. He is the author of four books, including 'The River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of Burma'.
The frontier economy
Corruption and inequality have remained key features of Myanmar’s post-democratic political economy.
Dec 04, 2019
Reframing the ‘Burma question’
It is important that Burma's well-wishers better understand the country's complex history and complicated present, and use creative and sensible ways of negotiating with its military establishment.
Feb 01, 2007
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today