Burma

The frontier economy

Corruption and inequality have remained key features of Myanmar’s post-democratic political economy.

| Dec 04, 2019

A waste of lives

The scramble for jade in Myanmar's Kachin State.

| Aug 13, 2019

Letter from Myanmar: Journalism under attack

Myanmar’s civil society and journalists are divided over the landmark freedom-of-press case.

| Sep 18, 2018

Constrained democracy

How far can Aung San Suu Kyi push Buddhist nationalists and the military to accept the mandate to bring about change?  

| Aug 09, 2016

The Interval

She tried to calm her racing heart and squeezed the hand of her guide as they crawled through the forbidden terrain, trying not to wake a lightly sleeping beast. Its innards hissed and pulsated, and …

| Jun 22, 2016

Roads to riches

With natural resources at the country’s hilly edges and infrastructure spreading from the central plains, Myanmar eyes a federal bargain.

| Jun 10, 2016

Whose woods are these?

Could opening up to foreign investment improve Burma’s forest protection – or will it fuel the same industries that have contributed to the country’s rampant deforestation?

| Jun 07, 2016

Unaccounted citizens

The Rohingya struggle to find a place for themselves inside and outside Myanmar.

| Jun 04, 2016

Statelessness and Rohingya rights

It will take more than a political transition to address the plight of the Rohingya.

| Jun 01, 2016

Load More

Latest Articles

The twilight home

Art of the everyday on Divar Island.

What has Southasia been reading: 2021 Edition

Book recommendations from our contributors and Southasia’s prominent writers, translators, intellectuals and journalists.

Scandalising the supply chain

Looking back at 40 years of Bangladesh’s garment industry.

Rethinking Bangladesh: A Southasian Conversation

A freewheeling conversation on Bangladesh’s present, as well as the forces shaping its future.