Thant Myint-U

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

Latest Articles

Still standing

Old Delhi’s Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library.

Social surveillance

The impact of social media platforms in the global South.

Ghar ki shaadi

Of family pressure, maulvis and the nikahnama.

Unpacking the floods in Pakistan

On root causes, challenges and gaps in state capacity.