Political structures, constitutions and peace processes cannot confer dignity or legitimacy; those things come from people’s attitudes toward, and trust in, one another.
26 The News For 26 May 2020
A year after the rape of a toddler at a Naypyitaw nursery, and months after the President’s Office vowed to uncover the truth, no one has been brought to justice.
Thant Myint-U offers a unique perspective on developments in Myanmar in recent decades in a book that blends history with personal recollection.
Myanmar’s recent repatriation of 22 captured Indian rebels suggests Naypyitaw’s embrace of New Delhi as a counterweight to China is entering a more concrete phase.
With the military’s new ceasefire excluding Rakhine State, and a tough young general promoted to Tatmadaw HQ, the war with the Arakan Army can only get worse.
Recent defunding has eroded decades of gains in disease control made by donor-supported initiatives; those planning COVID-19 responses should learn from past successes.
EU Ambassador to Myanmar Kristian Schmidt explains why we must respond to COVID-19 by coming closer together, rather than cutting ourselves off from the world.
Myanmar people responded generously to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal for donations to fight COVID-19; now the government must do its job and protect their well-being.
If we face the isolation imposed on us by the coronavirus with determination and imagination, we could emerge stronger.
A growing number of Korean enterprises are making corporate social responsibility an integral part of their investment in Myanmar.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of Myanmar in The Hague helped define genocide as a crime deserving of international attention in a way the great powers have seldom done.
Myanmar’s state media assure us that COVID-19 is under control; over a century ago, the British found the plague similarly useful as a backdrop for projecting authority.
Myanmar officials are grateful for China’s help in fighting COVID-19, but some observers see an attempt to boost the prospects for Chinese mega-projects in the country.
In Rakhine and Chin, where many people have been killed or displaced by air strikes, the majority do not share the State Counselor’s view of the army as their protector.
Myanmar’s Return of Indian Rebels: Act of Friendship or Strategic Trade-Off?
All Signs Point to a Worsening of Myanmar’s Rakhine Conflict
Generosity Comes Naturally to Myanmar People, but Don’t Take It for Granted
Embracing Isolation: Reflections on the Value of Confinement Amid COVID-19
Personal Histories Behind the Headlines of Modern Myanmar
COVID-19 and the Unfinished Agenda of Funding Disease Control in SE Asia
The Closer and Better the World Cooperates, the Faster We’ll Overcome COVID-19
On World Press Freedom Day, a Nod to the Role of Journalists in a Time of Crisis
As Myanmar Charter Change Fails, a Good Time to Remember U Win Tin
Myanmar Will Benefit From Deeper Ties With India
What’s in Store for Myanmar in 2020 and Beyond?
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