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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 28, 2021

What is the connection between White & Burman/Bama privilege, industrial development, conflict and capitalism? How can different class and ethnic groups build solidarity in the current crisis? Is class politics ultimately behind ethnic politics in Myanmar – or can it solve it? Dr. Stephen Campbell and Dr....

Aug 12, 2021

The coup has complicated the analysis of Myanmar's 2020 general elections, but Constant Courtin, of the University of British Columbia, is digging deep into the role and performance of the USDP during its time in opposition. How do we make sense of the NLD/USDP victories and defeats in the 2020 election results? This...

Aug 11, 2021

Dr Tomas Martin discusses prisons in Myanmar in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the military coup and argues for conceptualising crisis as their enduring, perpetual context. This seminar was recorded as part of the Myanmar Update 2021 conference last month.

Aug 7, 2021

Three economists from the Overseas Development Institute delve into assessing the sustainability of the Myanmar economy's current development model in light of COVID-19's effects, both domestically and in other nations, and in the current political context. This is a recorded seminar from the Myanmar Update 2021...

Aug 6, 2021

Dr Andrea Passeri of the University of Malaya and Hunter Marston, PhD Candidate at the Australian National University, go over the foreign policy of the Myanmar state from 2010-2020 and what characterises the country's approach to non-alignment, in particular. This seminar was recorded at the Myanmar Update...