City of Terror and Darkness: A Life in Post-coup Rangoon
9 Minutes To Read Phoenix (pseudonym) reflects on the economic, political, and cultural atmosphere in Rangoon after the February 2021 coup through the eyes of a normal youth.
Deification of Teachers in Burma: Why the Tradition of Paying Respect to Teachers should be Abolished
5 Minutes To Read Phoenix (pseudonym) argues that Burma’s current model of teacher-student relations limits debate.
Defining civilians during the Spring Revolution
7 Minutes To Read Han Alter (pseudonym) explores how to define civilians in the Spring Revolution.
More needs to be done to support migrant workers
9 Minutes To Read Charlie Artingstoll looks at the challenges facing migrant workers hoping to send remittances to Myanmar.
7 Minutes To Read KSN (pseudonym) writes about a moment in which they find themselves. This post was originally published on January 12, 2022. Read the Burmese version here. I have not been back home even Read the full article…
Resilience to Dual Crises: The Coup And the Pandemic
10 Minutes To Read Ngwe Min Tar Yar shares his knowledge of intercommunal support in Myanmar for people grappling with COVID-19 and the coup.
An NGO Worker’s Perspective: Fighting for human rights as democracy dies
9 Minutes To Read Inspired by the ongoing series, ‘Chronicle of a coup’, Damien Riley (pseudonym) writes about his experiences at an NGO.
Internal migration in Myanmar: Security trumps economic incentives
6 Minutes To Read Sai Phyoe Zin Aung reflects on reasons for internal migration out of northern Shan State. Internal migration, the phenomenon of moving from one part of a country to another, is Read the full article…
Just before the assassination, a dream of the royal wedding
8 Minutes To Read Robert Anderson describes a meeting three days before Aung San’s assassination and a surprising request.
The Geopolitics of Myanmar-China Relations after the Coup: China’s Geostrategic Calculations Towards Myanmar’s Coup
10 Minutes To Read Julian (pseudonym) outlines China’s geostrategic calculations and ambitions in Myanmar.