Opinion

Myanmar crisis calls for international diplomatic reset

  • November 3, 2021
  • Min Zin
New UN special envoy may deal with military regime more effectively than ASEAN With the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, modest expectations are the norm Taking two steps forward and one back is seen as a victory for the “ASEAN way,” which is based on the principles of noninterference and consensus-building among the 10 member Read more...

The Real Kingmakers of Myanmar

  • June 4, 2021
  • Min Zin
For its part, the anti-coup movement — largely a combination of NLD supporters, Generation Z protesters and civil servants — has been shifting tactics away from predominantly peaceful demonstrations to more violent kinds of resistance All around Myanmar a form of urban warfare has broken out in recent weeks — in or near the country’s largest city, Yangon; to the west in Chin State; to the east in Kayah and Shan States; in the central region of Read more...

Is Democracy in Myanmar Dead?

  • February 17, 2021
  • Min Zin
YANGON, Myanmar — Since the military seized power on Feb 1, I have felt overwhelmed watching both the empowerment of a new generation of young protesters and a continuing failure of political leadership I am torn between nostalgia and the urgent need for a concrete Read more...

Myanmar Still Loves Aung San Suu Kyi, but Not Why You Think

  • November 23, 2020
  • Min Zin
YANGON, Myanmar — The National League for Democracy, the incumbent party led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, secured another landslide victory in the general elections of Nov Read more...