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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the interviewees/guests and do not necessarily accord with those of the host or the Myanmar Research Centre.

Aug 29, 2020

The borderland of Samut Sakhon province in Thailand has recently had a huge majority of its workers hailing from Myanmar. How did the Burmese end up in such large numbers there in particular, and how does Thai society view their presence? Dr Puttaporn Areeprachakun (Jip), Lecturer in the Department of Geography...

Aug 15, 2020

How does Wa State, a polity ostensibly within Myanmar, thrive relatively peacefully, yet independently of the formal Myanmar State? Dr Hans Steinm├╝ller, Associate Professor in Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, sketches a picture of Wa State and life within its politics of care...

Aug 6, 2020

More than 800,000 Rohingya people have been forced from their homes and the country in which they were born by the Burmese military. Disturbingly, this has happened in such force only after Myanmar's hybrid regime instituted partial civilian government in 2010-11. Kirt Mausert, PhD Student at the University of...