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  1. Myths and risks of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest
    21 September 2017
    Policy briefing

    As the signing of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) draws near, concerns over the secrecy surrounding the agreement’s negotiations and the risks it poses abound, alongside many myths about its potential benefits.

  2. Panglong monument with Shwedagon replica in background

    Beyond Panglong: Myanmar’s National Peace and Reform Dilemma

    19 September 2017
    Policy briefing

    As ethnic conflict and refugee displacement continue in Myanmar’s borderlands, the country now stands at a crossroads. After decades under military rule, the 21st Century Panglong Conference has been welcomed as the most important initiative to achieve countrywide peace and political reform since the Panglong Conference of February 1947. Worrying failings, however, are starting to appear, raising many warnings from the country’s troubled history.

  3. The 8th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    25 July 2017
    Report
  4. Displaced Karenni villagers

    Re-Asserting Control: Voluntary Return, Restitution and the Right to Land for IDPs and Refugees in Myanmar

    23 May 2017
    Policy briefing

    For people affected by displacement, land is much more than just an economic asset. Being able to return to one’s original place is a deeply felt aspiration about restoring the social relations that constitute a person’s identity. The long-standing displacement of people, land-grabbing and non-existence of rights to land in many parts of the country mean that land reform and land restitution must be a central issue in any peace settlement. What happens today with the land is inextricably tied to the country’s future prospects for peace and democracy.

  5. Jump-starting the stalled peace process

    Sai Wansai
    04 May 2017
    Article
  6. Infograph: Found in the dark

    31 March 2017
    Infograph
  7. သမုဒၵရာႏွင့္ ေရေအာက္သယံဇာတမ်ားကို ျခံခတ္သိမ္းဆည္းျခင္း

    16 March 2017
    Report

    အထက္ေအာက္ဆန္သည့္ထိန္းသိမ္း ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးစီမံကိန္းမ်ား၊ သဘာ၀ခရီးသြားလုပ္ငန္း၊ အၾကီးစားေရထြက္ကုန္ေမြးျမဴေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲလ်က္ရွိသည္။ ျမန္မာ့ကမ္းရိုးတန္းတစ္ေလွ်ာက္ႏွင့္ ကုန္းတြင္းေရေအာက္သယံဇာတမ်ားသည္ က်ယ္ျပန့္ေသာ္လည္း ယင္းအေျပာင္းအလဲျဖစ္စဥ္မ်ားႏွင့္ အရင္းအျမစ္မ်ားမွ မည္သူတို ့အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ ခံစားခြင့္ရရွိေနေၾကာင္း၊ ထိုအရင္းအျမစ္မ်ားကို မည္သူတို့လက္လွမ္းမီ အသံုးခ်လ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း၊ မည္သူတိို့ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္စီမံလ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း အေရးတစ္ၾကီးေမးခြန္းေမးစရာရွိလာသည္။

  8. Enclosing the oceans and our aquatic resources

    16 March 2017
    Report

    Top-down conservation projects, (Eco-)tourism, large-scale aquaculture and the expansion of industrial infrastructure are transforming Myanmar. Myanmar's coastal and inland aquatic resources are vast, but these evolving processes and dynamics raise important questions about who benefits from using these resources, who gets to access them and where control lies.

  9. ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးျပႆနာမ်ားက ကိုင္တြယ္ေျဖရွင္းျခင္း -

    02 March 2017
    Policy briefing

    ဤမူ၀ါဒသံုးသပ္ခ်က္အက်ဥ္းကို ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးေရးရာ ျပႆနာအတိမ္အနက္ကို နက္နက္နဲနဲျဖင့္ အက်ယ္တ၀င့္နားလည သေဘာေပါက္သည့္ ျပည္တြင္းႏွင့္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားက ၁ ေရးဆြဲျပဳစုထားျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ သံုးသပ္ခ်က္ကို ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ အခင္းအက်င္းႏွင့္ လိုက္ေလ်ာညီေထြရွိ၍ ခိုင္မာအားေကာင္းသည့္ ေထာက္ခံအၾကံျပဳခ်က္မ်ား အသီးသီးပါရွိေနသည့္ မဟာဗ်ဴဟာေျမာက အေရးယူေဆာင္ရြက္ခ်က္ (၅) ရပ္အေပၚ အေျခတည္၍ ျပဳစုေရးသားထားျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ သံုးသပ္ခ်က္အတြင္း ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံႏွင့္ ကမာၻအႏွံ႔မ ယံုၾကည္အားထားရေလာက္သည့္ ေနာက္ဆံုးရ သတင္းအခ်က္အလက္မ်ားႏွင့္ အေထာက္အထားအေျချပဳ အေလ့အထ သာဓကမ်ား ပါ၀င္လ်က္ရွိသည္။

  10. Addressing drug problems in Myanmar

    28 February 2017
    Policy briefing
    Time has come to embrace a different approach and adopt policies that are based on public health, community safety, human rights and development. Only such policies will deliver on the promise to improve people’s lives; only such policies will truly allow Myanmar to reduce the harm caused by problematic drug use, trafficking and production.
  11. Heal: Do Not Wound

    21 February 2017
    Article

    "Let us continue the pilgrimage to peace – not return to war.” His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo makes a plea for peace and an end of conflict in Myanmar.

  12. Suspend negotiations for an investment protection agreement between the EU and Myanmar

    16 November 2016
    Article

    Civil society from Myanmar and the European Union are calling for the suspension of negotiations for an investment protection agreement between the EU and Myanmar until the European Court of Justice has ruled on the compatibility of the controversial Investment Court System (ICS) dispute settlement mechanism, with the EU Treaties.

  13. ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕ ဒီမိုကေရစီ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြနဲ႔ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ေဖာ္ေဆာင္မႈေတြကို ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ေနတဲ့ ရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံမႈ အကာအကြယ္ေပးေရးဆိုင္ရာ သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္မ်ား

    Pietje Vervest
    17 October 2016
    Article

    ဖြ႔ံၿဖိဳးစ ျမန္မာ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးဟာ တည္ၿငိမ္မႈ မရွိေသးဘဲ အထိအခိုက္လြယ္တဲ့ အေနအထားမွာ ရွိေနပါေသးတယ္။ ဒီလိုအခ်ိန္မွာ ရင္းႏွီးျမႈပ္ႏွံမႈ အကာအကြယ္ေပးေရး သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြဟာ ႏိုင္ငံကို ပိုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းၿပီး ဒီမိုကေရစီ ဆန္ေစမယ့္ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ေတြအေပၚ အပ်က္သေဘာ သက္ေရာက္မႈေတြ ရွိမေနဖို႔ လိုပါတယ္။

  14. ‘Found in the Dark’

    • Ernestien Jensema, Nang Pann Ei Kham
    11 October 2016
    Policy briefing

    To address its serious drug use problems, Myanmar should change its drug policy towards a harm reduction approach. Instead of a repressive approach, voluntary and evidence-based treatment and public health services, including harm reduction, should be made available and become generally accepted by enforcement officials and by the community at large.

  15. 昂山素季北京之行:缅甸调整对华政策

    Yun Sun
    18 August 2016
    Article

    昂山素季和她的民盟政府在三月上台之际面临着对华关系的困难处境。但是,她本周访华,燃起了中国关于缅甸外交政策转向和改善对华关系的希望。未来挑战重重,包括密松项目的僵持局面、双边政治关系的调整以及缅北民地武的和平进程。这些问题意义重大,昂山访华有可能定义未来很多年的中缅关系。

  16. Aung San Suu Kyi’s Visit to Beijing: Recalibrating Myanmar’s China Policy

    Yun Sun
    16 August 2016
    Article

    Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD government faced a tough situation with China at the time of their inauguration in March. But, as she visits Beijing this week, hopes are high again in China that a redirection of Myanmar's foreign policy could be underway and the pendulum of Myanmar's balancing diplomacy is swinging back to the east. But many challenges lie ahead. These include resolution of the Myitsone dam impasse, repositioning political relations between the two countries, and peaceful settlement of ethnic conflicts in the Myanmar borderlands. The stakes are very high. The outcome of Aung San Suu Kyi's meetings could well come to define Myanmar-China relations for many years to come.

  17. A failing drug war triggers new approach in Thailand and Myanmar

    06 August 2016
    In the media

    The Straits Times

  18. The right to land at crossroads in Myanmar

    Jennifer Franco
    05 July 2016
    Article

    What is the role of land in establishing lasting future peace in Myanmar? The country is at a crossroads, and facing rapid land polarization. However, the inauguration of a new government chosen by a landslide in historic elections offers an unprecedented opportunity to change course in a positive direction. An approach that prioritizes poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups especially ethnic nationalities, women, and youth, could lay a foundation for peace.

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