Whereas previous governments walked a diplomatic tightrope to achieve ‘neutrality’ in foreign affairs, the current government seems less surefooted.
The Yangon regional government took another significant step away from transparency on Tuesday, excluding media deemed unfriendly from an official press conference.
Will the current transition lead Myanmar back into authoritarian rule, or is the country on the verge of finally breaking its historical cycle of thwarted opportunities?
Under the 2008 Constitution, if the USDP and its allies win 26 percent of Parliament seats, the army chief could become president without even running for office.
The case against three Karen activists for using the word ‘Martyr’ sends a negative signal to all ethnic communities in Myanmar.
Is Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s display of religious tolerance pre-election maneuvering, or should the military’s calls for national unity be cause for optimism?
The leaders of history’s great struggles didn’t stop to ask themselves the ‘score’ at any given point; they kept their eyes on the prize and never gave up.
Life as I knew it ended when the military regime jailed me, but I left prison in 1999 with new strengths; many in Myanmar have undergone a rebirth of one kind or another.
Beijing should urge both sides to back down, while being more inclusive of ethnic groups in its investment strategy for the region.
Can Beijing be considered an honest broker in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts? Military officials appear increasingly wary.
In 2015 the NLD derailed ex-junta chief Sen-Gen Than Shwe’s master plan; there is little to suggest the military’s allies could win the 2020 vote legitimately.
The generals who built Naypyitaw will not be forced from it via charter change; can the city’s old and new residents work together to manage a transition to democracy?
If one wonders why the peace process does not progress smoothly, the answer lies with the Tatmadaw.
Union and state-level authorities, including the AA, must take responsibility for ensuring the safety of UNESCO inspectors in September for the city’s future.
As Boris Johnson prepares to take over as Britain’s next prime minister, we revisit this 2017 commentary on a classic Johnson gaffe, made during the then foreign minister’s visit