History tells us that the stability of a country's security forces is key to the success or failure of a popular uprising.
The military is escalating its pressure on protesters in Myanmar, but it's running out of options for resolving the crisis. Bullets may not be enough to quash the opposition this time.
Aung San Suu Kyi's government did not have a perfect environmental record. But at least things were starting to change.
Despite having a woman leader, women are largely excluded from key positions of influence and leadership in Myanmar — a situation that helped the country's military succeed in its recent coup.
'Show trials' by dictatorships have repeatedly been shown to have no basis in law.
Internet shutdowns and social media bans in Myanmar have helped the military retain control after the Feb. 1 coup. Here's why ISPs should develop clear policies around forced internet shutdowns.
The military coup may mark the end of Myanmar's short-lived and fragile democracy, but it is galvanising growing protest.
Myanmar's military is now using COVID restrictions as a way of getting protesters off the streets.
The two military-owned corporations that control much of Myanmar's private sector were under threat.
Plus we talk to an American virologist testing wild animals for COVID-19. Listen to episode 2 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Continued persecution in Myanmar and dire living condition in Bangladesh push Rohingya people to keep seeking refuge.
The roots of Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar go back to colonial days. Those behind the military coup are seeking to harness it to legitimize the seizure of power.
Myanmar is increasingly connected to the world via social media, which will make it more difficult for the country's new military leaders to maintain social control.
After arresting Aung San Suu Kyi once again, the army is clearly not ready to relinquish control.
It is difficult to see how the military will benefit from another coup, since it already enjoyed immense political and economic influence under the previous power-sharing agreement.
Our project carried out interviews and produced animated films of brave people seeking to bring about real change.
Human rights groups have expressed concern after 1.5 million voters in ethnic minority areas were not allowed to vote, ostensibly due to continuing conflict in the regions.
The constitutional change needed to further democratise Myanmar is impossible without the military’s consent, so achieving major political transformation through the election alone seems unlikely.
In a country with 135 ethnic minorities, democratic elections have little meaning if the stateless, persecuted Rohingya people continue to be ethnically cleansed.
The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to make wholesale reforms at the drop of a hat, wielding a stick of shame rather than a ladder of support.