Burma

Scholarly Publications

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

August 2011

Summary from Columbia University Press: For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving...

Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

November 2008

Hard Choices offers a most rewarding perspective on how Southeast Asian states straddle the ongoing tensions among three rarely compatible goals—security, democracy, and regionalism.

ASEAN's ''Black Swans''

July 2008

It was meant to be a celebration not a showdown, let alone a showdown that the brutal junta in Burma (Myanmar) would win.

Other Publications

Choosing the Japanese Way: Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar

January 2019

From 1962 onward, Myanmar was a military dictatorship.

President Obama’s Asia Overdrive

November 2011

When Asia’s leaders gather in Honolulu next week for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Americans will get a glimpse of the Obama administration’s hyperactive Asia agenda.

Negotiation and Strategy: Understanding Sanctions Effectiveness

January 2010

Despite extensive and ongoing debate about economic sanctions, policy makers disagree about their effectiveness.

News

Shining a Light on Myanmar’s Multidimensional Crises

June 2022

As the devastating effects of the coup in Myanmar and post-coup conflicts have resulted in escalating humanitarian emergencies, APARC’s Southeast Asia Program and Asia Health Policy Program examine...

A Return to In-person Graduation for the 2022 Master’s in International Policy Class

June 2022

After two years of online ceremonies due to the pandemic, the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy program celebrated with a fully in-person graduation ceremony for the 2022 graduating class.

ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus ‘Not Appropriate’ for Myanmar: Ex-US Ambassador

May 2022

The Irrawaddy spoke to Scot Marciel, former United States ambassador to Myanmar and currently a visiting scholar at APARC, about the current state of regional and international efforts to tackle the...

Old Events

North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths

January 10, 2019

The stories of North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) are two of Asia’s most difficult.

Burma's Democracy: How Real?

March 6, 2014

The opening up of Myanmar (Burma) and the steps undertaken taken toward political reform in that formerly isolated dictatorship have been among Asia's most dramatic and least expected events.  But...

Multimedia

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective," with Dan Slater on Feb.

Burma's Transition to Democracy: A Conversation with Larry Diamond

April 2016

On April 5, Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama held an interview with FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond on Burma's recent elections and it's ongoing transition to democracy.

People

Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution