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Asia Pacific Politics Special Reports

Special Report: Is Myanmar’s honeymoon with Aung San Suu Kyi over?

Myanmar’s upcoming April by-election will be the first chance for Burmese voters to rate Aung San Suu Kyi’s performance – do not expect smooth sailing.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Myanmar created a telco boom

In only three years Myanmar’s telco sector has become the largest driver of FDI in the country, with international companies scrambling to enter the market.

2016 in Review Asia Pacific Politics

Trends of 2016: Could the Rohingya be Aung San Suu Kyi’s downfall?

By downplaying the Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi is walking a thin line, trying to balance competing interests. Yet her silence undermines her position.

Asia Pacific Security

Is China shooting itself in the foot in Myanmar?

By letting its citizens support ethnic Chinese rebels in Myanmar, China is hurting its economic interests, and sowing instability both at home and abroad.

South and Central Asia

What Suu Kyi’s visit to Thailand means for ASEAN relations

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi concluded a three-day official visit to Thailand with agreements on border and labour issues. The tour is evidence of the new democratically elected

Asia Pacific Economics

Liberalization in Burma creates new investment opportunities

While not without risks, the recent opening of Burma to the outside world is creating a plethora of lucrative new opportunities for investors.

International Politics

Interview: Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld on US foreign policy, corruption, and rule of law

  Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Founding CEO of the Truman National Security Project, sat down with GRI to discuss US foreign policy,

Asia Pacific Security

Evidence of a Rohingya genocide in Myanmar

The United Nations has been called upon to investigate recent claims that Myanmar has committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims. What are the expected repercussions if the allegations are found to

Asia Pacific Security

Ethnic violence hurts FDI in Myanmar

Communal violence between Buddhist and Muslim residents of Mandalay, Myanmar’s second biggest city, shows how ethnic tension remains a key obstacle to civil peace in the country. Mandalay was placed

Economics South and Central Asia

Is Myanmar a new El Dorado for foreign investors?

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) moved from a 50-year-long military regime to budding civilian rule in 2011. The political transformation has initiated social and market reforms and has piqued foreign investors’ interest in