Human Suffering in Myanmar: The Need for International Attention

  • December 22, 2021
  • Dr Su Mon Thazin Aung
(This commentary appears as part of a research collaboration between the Institute for Strategy and Policy- Myanmar and ISEAS’s Myanmar Studies Programme It was originally published on Fulcrum by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute on December 22, 2021) Last week, the Myanmar military attacked Lay Kay Kaw village in Kayin state with heavy use Read more...

The New Battlefront in Myanmar’s Economy: Fake News

  • October 9, 2021
  • Dr. Su Mon Thazin Aung
(This commentary was originally published on Fulcrum by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute on October 7, 2021) The scarcity of information has raised the cost of economic decisions for the people of Myanmar Now, a flood of fake news has added to their litany of problems Months after the historic coup in February, ordinary Read more...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Wishful Peace

  • June 26, 2017
  • ISP Admin
YANGON — Early this month, just days after a round of major talks in the capital, Naypyidaw, fighting broke out between the armed forces and the ethnic Kachin Independence Army in the northern state of Kachin Ahead of a clearing operation, the Myanmar military airdropped pamphlets ordering residents of Tanai township to leave and warned Read more...

Myanmar military's white paper highlights growing openness

  • July 1, 2016
  • ISP Admin
The low-profile publication by Myanmar’s armed forces of a defense white Paper in February marked the first time that the Tatmadaw, as the military is known, released this type of strategy document to outsiders The paper, which outlines the military’s broad plans for the coming years, is markedly more comprehensive than the last defense policy Read more...

The nationwide ceasefire from a gender equality and women’s rights perspective

  • July 1, 2016
  • ISP Admin
What do gender equality advocates in Myanmar want from a nationwide ceasefire and does the existing nationwide ceasefire agreement deliver this A new publication by UN Women, “The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar: A Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Analysis”, explores this Drawing on the perspectives of women in conflict-affected areas, the publication highlights the Read more...

Myanmar in perfect storm of ‘conflict-climate nexus’

  • July 1, 2016
  • ISP Admin
The ongoing effects of climate change may lead to more severe conflicts around the world, with Myanmar especially vulnerable, according to a recent United Nations report Myanmar has been identified as one of 20 countries in a “conflict-climate nexus”, the threatening combination of severe environmental vulnerability along with pre-existing social fragility and weak institutions The Read more...