Human Security as a Pathway to a Peaceful Myanmar

by Tarja Halonen and José Ramos-HortaOriginally published in Newsweek Magazine. Link below. There are solutions for the crisis in Myanmar. They depend on the Tatmadaw, the country's military forces, moving into the 21st century and realizing that security can no...

Myanmar: What Now?

Originally published in Wall Street International Magazine (link below) On 3rd March 2021, wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with the message “everything will be okay”, 19 year old dancer Ma Kyal Sin participated in a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Mandalay. The...

Myanmar’s neighbors press for Suu Kyi’s release, restoration of democracy

Myanmar's neighbors pressed its ruling military on Tuesday to release ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and cease what Singapore called the disastrous use of lethal force against opponents of their Feb. 1 coupand work out a solution to the crisis. The calls from fellow...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Appears Before Court As Supporters Continue Protests

Myanmar’s detained former leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, appeared for a court hearing Monday, a month after being ousted in a coup. Her supporters again staged protests calling for her release, despite a deadly crackdown by police.

After 18 people were reportedly killed and another 30 wounded by police in anti-junta demonstrations on Sunday in the bloodiest day since the Feb. 1 military takeover, supporters of Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy, or NLD, party showed up on the streets once again to oppose the country’s sudden relapse into authoritarianism.