Beyond Myanmar’s Democracy Narrative

Written by Maitrii Aung-Thwin. Questions surrounding Myanmar’s political future have brought the current Constitutional impasse, ongoing cease-fire initiative, and this year’s national census under sharper scrutiny. For most external commentators, these issues remain embedded within a discussion about Myanmar’s democratic prospects. For over twenty-five years, much of the world has come to understand developments in Myanmar …

Thailand’s troubled engagement with Myanmar

Written by Sasiwan Chingchit. Despite two years of unprecedented efforts to democratize and open up its economy, Myanmar still has a long way to go to provide peace, prosperity and democratic rights to its people. The country continues to depend on international assistance, encouragement and pressure to move ahead in the right direction. As an immediate …