The future for many, if not most, of them is not in Rakhine State. Rather, it is in the burgeoning cities of South and Southeast Asia, and for some in the West.
By recognizing the roles and responsibilities of armed and civil society groups in conflict areas, they're also an essential step toward self-determination and federalism.
If Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative is truly based on mutual respect, then neither China nor the NLD need fear a popular vote on the controversial dam.
There is a saying in Myanmar, "An island relies on reeds just as reeds rely on the island, " meaning that a person offers help when the other is in need and vice versa.
At this year's event, ethnic armed groups have a golden opportunity to start settling their differences peacefully and devise a new path to peace with the government and military.
Southeast Asian nations benefit from Brussels’ role as a counterweight to major powers in the region
If Myanmar is to rid itself of internal conflict, Burmans must recognize the daily institutionalized discrimination faced by ethnic groups.
The reasons are many. For one, Myanmar's falling out with the West over the Rohingya crisis gives China leverage to insist on a project neither Naypyitaw nor locals want.
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
Conflicting values of nationalism and liberal democracy in Myanmar creates hindrances for political reform and the implementation of democracy.
Materializing as it has in the midst of a stalemate in the peace process, the ceasefire has come about for a number of reasons.
Now is the right time for Myanmar's leaders not to isolate themselves in Naypyitaw but to engage and build trust with the G20.
Amid mounting pressure from the international community, refusing to quash the unjust verdict of the three Kachin activists is wrong, writes analyst Joe Kumbun.
Myanmar’s conflict zones have re-emerged as centers of the international drug trade, as meth—unlike opium—doesn’t require cultivation and is not dependent on the weather.
Exercising freedom of expression is not a crime in a democratic society, yet it is in Myanmar.