The machine that went rogue
Learning from Myanmar’s unsuccessful ‘Third Force’ movement.
Aung Kaung Myat | Jun 28, 2022
The deep roots of Myanmar’s crisis
Can the history of Myanmar’s political economy help us make sense of the military coup?
The Editors | Apr 16, 2021
Resisting a coup
How civil society is responding in the face of escalating violence in Myanmar.
The Editors | Mar 19, 2021
What the military coup means for Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts
And why there’s a need to support a diverse, multi-ethnic coalition of opposition groups in Myanmar.
The Editors | Feb 05, 2021
Long road to democracy
On Myanmar’s contentious elections, voter disenfranchisement and prospects for the future.
The Editors | Nov 21, 2020
Myanmar’s menacing frontier
The dangers of reporting on Myanmar’s border-security forces and their business interests.
Adam Bemma | Jul 28, 2020
No one left behind?
Despite COVID-19’s light footprint, economic fallout threatens to undo the gains of Myanmar’s decade-long climb out of isolation.
Kyaw Lin Htoon and Ben Dunant | Jul 17, 2020
Pirates of Pansodan street
A new copyright law may bankrupt Myanmar's pirated book business.
Adam Bemma | May 08, 2020
The frontier economy
Corruption and inequality have remained key features of Myanmar’s post-democratic political economy.
Thant Myint-U | Dec 04, 2019
A waste of lives
The scramble for jade in Myanmar's Kachin State.
Edith Mirante | Aug 13, 2019
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