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

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