By Htay Tint, Blog Writer In 1947, The First Panglong Conference was held at Panglong in Myanmar. The father of Aung San Suu Kyi (ASSK), the current leader of Myanmar, met with ethnic minorities to discuss their concerns, which led to the formation of the Union of Burma after independence from the British. The First… Read More

By Nicholas Boland-Cairney, Blog Writer Progress in the international community is rarely an all-or-nothing phenomenon – and nowhere is that more obvious than in Myanmar. Time and again we hear whispers of hope from political actors and commentators, especially in regards to recent parliamentary elections in the country. The election of the National League for… Read More

Solaye Snider, Blog Writer In November of last year, many felt optimistic about prospects for real democracy in Myanmar as the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the country’s first free election in 25 years. In March, Htin Kyaw was elected as the nation’s first civilian president after over five decades of military rule. His election… Read More

Laura Truesdell, Blog Writer The Rohingya are no strangers to risking their lives in unsafe, rickety boats to seek safety. Those who have followed their plight would not be surprised to see members of this persecuted Muslim minority making a desperate journey across the sea seeking refuge from the threats faced in their own homes… Read More