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Myanmar and the lessons of history
The brutal military crackdown in Myanmar has echoes of the past. Andrew Selth, a long time watcher of the country’s affairs, argues that should temper our optimism – the lesson of history is that the generals will be hard to dislodge and the international community has limited options to remove them.
Myanmar: what can the international community do?
As the popular backlash against February’s coup in Myanmar produces a mounting death toll, former foreign minister Gareth Evans argues the international community does have options to keep the pressure on the military regime.
The responsibility to protect the people of Myanmar
Myanmar’s post-coup crisis unequivocally demands the application of R2P principles. However, as Professor Gareth Evans writes, internal dynamics are ultimately more likely to prove decisive than even the most robust available external measures.
The Philippines’ vexed vaccine rollout
The Philippines’ battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is plagued by supply and demand-side problems, writes Malcolm Cook.
Myanmar – yesterday, today and a new tomorrow
Following the death of scores of pro-democracy protestors in Myanmar over the weekend, the future of this blighted country looks bleak. But former ambassador Chris Lamb argues the lessons of history and the changes in Myanmar society show the junta can’t win in the long run.