Kyaw Hsan Hlaing and Emily Fishbein argue that Myanmar’s media climate is dire under the junta but press freedoms in Rakhine State had already unraveled.
Rio (pseudonym) writes about how his father, a soldier, understands the ongoing protests.
Myo Min outlines the potential and limitations of anti-coup protesters’ solidarity with the cause of the Rohingya.
Mark Adams (pseudonym) considers new pathways for a united front in Myanmar’s future.
Bella Aung calls for recognizing minorities’ contributions to ongoing anti-coup protests.
Chit (a pseudonym) reflects on the military coup as part of the Burmese diaspora.
Shona Loong reflects on grief, heartbreak, and hope among Karen communities after the February 2021 coup.
Building on a rich discussion, Indrė Balčaitė explores the everyday politics of race in Myanmar.
Bernard Minn discusses the role of ethnocentrism in peace agreements and the refugee crisis.
Matthew Arnold discusses the importance of seeing Myanmar as a country undergoing normalization.