Myanmar's culture values men over women – and the military, which staged a Feb. 1 coup, brutally enforces the patriarchy. But Gen Z democracy activists are busting stereotypes with their struggle.
History tells us that the stability of a country's security forces is key to the success or failure of a popular uprising.
What began in the 1940s as a revolutionary army created to liberate Myanmar from British colonial rule soon turned repressive. The country has been a military dictatorship on and off since 1962.
The international community has gained a much greater understanding of the Myanmar military’s transnational revenue streams. Targeted sanctions can work if the world just follows the money.
Young people in Myanmar have rallied daily since a Feb. 1 coup, demanding democracy. Now, ever more middle-class professionals are backing their cause, offering food, legal advice and moral support.
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.
Beijing is shaping as an important player in the international effort to resolve the political situation in Myanmar.
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.
It will take time for international donors to disentangle their programs from Myanmar's new military leaders — and even then, continuing their programs remains a big question.
'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.
Myanmar's military is now using COVID restrictions as a way of getting protesters off the streets.
Transcript for Episode 2 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including stories on Myanmar and testing wild animals for COVID-19.
Plus we talk to an American virologist testing wild animals for COVID-19. Listen to episode 2 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
At the top of President Biden's foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
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.