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Conflict, Competition and Legitimacy: Holding on to the Memory of Aung San

August 15, 2019

by Anna Plunkett 16 August 2019   General Aung San is venerated throughout Burma as the father of the nation. He is remembered as a strong leader and switched on politician, remembered as a man of honour and loyalty that has awarded him the local title of Bogyoke. He was the leader of the Thirty … Continue reading “Conflict, Competition and Legitimacy: Holding on to the Memory of Aung San”

A Question of Leadership: Lessons from the UN’s Actions in Myanmar

August 12, 2019

by Gerrit Kurtz 13 August 2019   The UN’s inquiry into its own actions in Myanmar since 2012 draws significant parallels with a similar exercise that focused on the UN’s role during the end of the war in Sri Lanka. Once again, the UN found itself in a situation where a government was committing atrocities, … Continue reading “A Question of Leadership: Lessons from the UN’s Actions in Myanmar”

Out of Balance: A Review of Women’s Rights in Myanmar

May 27, 2019

by Anna Plunkett 27 May 2019 Myanmar is a country that has sprung to global attention in the last few years, its seemingly self-led non-violent transition towards democracy was soon tarnished by the systematic ethnic cleansing of the country’s Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. At the epicentre of these storms has been Daw Aung San … Continue reading “Out of Balance: A Review of Women’s Rights in Myanmar”

The Burmese Civil War: Seventy Years and Counting

May 20, 2019

By Ed Nash 20 May 2019 The world’s current longest running war, the internal conflict in Burma (also known as Myanmar) receives but limited attention in the outside world. Considering the complexities of the conflict, as well as the growing importance of neighbouring countries and an increasingly assertive China, it may be useful for any … Continue reading “The Burmese Civil War: Seventy Years and Counting”

A Glimmer of Hope for Burma’s Peace Process?

March 27, 2018

By Anna Plunkett   On February 13, 2018, the number of signatories on Burma’s National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) grew from eight to ten with the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) officially joining at a ceremony held in the state capital Naypyidaw. Peace and reconciliation have been the primary focuses … Continue reading “A Glimmer of Hope for Burma’s Peace Process?”

The Rohingya Need More International Protection

October 24, 2017

By William McPherson   In August/September 2017, around 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh, trying to escape a violent crackdown by the Myanmar military. The latest round of violence towards the Rohingya people began at the end of August — after the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militant group attacked and killed 12 Myanmar security … Continue reading “The Rohingya Need More International Protection”

The Rohingya: Remembering a Forgotten People

January 2, 2017

By: Sarah Choong Ee Mei On 9th October 2016, nine border policemen were killed by what Burmese government officials have admitted was an unidentifiable militant group near the Maungdaw District in Myanmar. Despite the lack of verification, the Rakhine State government officials have since pinned the blame on the Muslim minority group known as ‘the … Continue reading “The Rohingya: Remembering a Forgotten People”


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