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Myanmar’s ongoing constitutional amendment process is key to the 2015 elections, and will in part determine whether the elections are free and fair. Myanmar’s ongoing constitutional amendment process is key to the 2015 elections, and will in part determine whether the elections are free and fair. EPA/Barbara Walton

Myanmar’s constitutional transition is the military’s call

Myanmar’s democracy icon and member of parliament Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Australia. This historic trip is just one reflection of the broader political and legal changes currently taking…
Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit Myanmar. Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit Myanmar. EPA/Lyn Bo Bo

Obama in Southeast Asia: the pivot continues

Barack Obama is visiting Myanmar on 19 November – the first sitting US President ever to do so. How will this historic visit shape US-Myanmar relations? And how is China likely to react? Obama is meeting…
Aung San Suu Kyi has called her party’s landslide victory in Burma’s recent elections, a “triumph of the people.” Aung San Suu Kyi has called her party’s landslide victory in Burma’s recent elections, a “triumph of the people.” EPA/Barbara Walton

Burma after Aung San Suu Kyi’s election victory

The by-elections held throughout Burma/Myanmar on 1 April initially look to have produced a stunning result for the National League for Democracy (NLD) and its leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. It was stunning…
Tomorrow’s Burmese elections will likely finally see Aung San Suu Kyi get into parliament. Tomorrow’s Burmese elections will likely finally see Aung San Suu Kyi get into parliament. AAP Image/Angela Brkic

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s small steps towards change

Only two years after general elections in 2010, the world will be watching Burma’s by-elections to be held tomorrow. Although the results cannot change the overall political balance of power with only…
Aung San Suu Kyi and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at Suu Kyi’s home in 2011. Aung San Suu Kyi and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at Suu Kyi’s home in 2011. AAP/Ngein Chan Vaing

Aung San Suu Kyi’s election bid is the litmus test for reform in Burma

In a landmark development, Aung San Suu Kyi recently confirmed she would run in by-elections to be held in Burma on April 1, 2012. Until now, Suu Kyi has not been allowed to stand for election. When the…

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