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This report documents the findings and recommendations of the review of three trade and development projects undertaken in the Greater Mekong sub-region.
The broad purpose of the review was to identify how the selected projects have contributed to increasing access to markets for local...
This report describes how Myanmar’s security forces are carrying out a systematic, organised and ruthless campaign of violence against the Rohingya population as a whole in northern Rakhine State.
The Myanmar Young Leaders’ Programme (MYLP) is an integrated twenty-five week English language and democracy in action programme.
Myanmar has made a nonproliferation U-turn in recent years.
Once regarded as a pariah state with connections to North Korea and possible nuclear-weapon ambitions, it has completely changed course.
In the context of sweeping political and economic reforms that began...
On 13 November 2015, a closed-session roundtable was held at University of Yangon’s Department of International Relations in collaboration with The Australian National University’s Myanmar Research Centre. The session was attended by over 30 foreign and Myanmar scholars, journalists and electoral advisors...
For decades, the armed forces have been the most powerful political institution in Myanmar. In 2008, this position was enshrined in a new constitution. Since 2011, the generals have been aiming for a controlled withdrawal from government, while retaining the Tatmadaw’s institutional independence and a...
The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, hereafter ‘Burma’, announced in July this year that it would hold elections for national, state, and regional parliaments on 8 November 2015. As this has the potential to be Burma’s first credible...
Elections took place in Myanmar over the weekend, marking the country’s first free nationwide poll in 25 years. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has described the elections as “a watershed moment in the democratic transition of Myanmar”, capturing the...
Myanmar’s election came down to a vote against authoritarianism. This week the National League for Democracy, president Thein Sein and the military will begin mapping the transition
The final tallies in Myanmar’s 8 November general election are still trickling in – ballots are...
This report presents a feasibility study into an East Asia Summit (EAS) Regional Facility for Education Quality Assessment (RFEQA). The project was developed partly in response to major findings of the 2008 study Harnessing Educational Cooperation in the EAS for Regional Competitiveness and Community Building...