Francis Wade

Francis Wade

Opinion

Are invisible forces orchestrating Myanmar's anti-Muslim violence?

The military has much to lose from democratic reforms and may be using the bloodshed as a way to reassert control.

Are invisible forces orchestrating Myanmar's anti-Muslim violence?

Politics

Still in the dark on Myanmar’s nuclear ambitions

Thein Sein must come clean on the ambitions of his military to break away from Myanmar's past.

Still in the dark on Myanmar’s nuclear ambitions

Myanmar

What now for Myanmar's Ministry of Truth?

The free speech discourse in Myanmar is unsurprisingly littered with contradictions, writes Wade.

What now for Myanmar's Ministry of Truth?

Opinion

A bloody year for Southeast Asia's environmentalists

A murky "military-government nexus backed by powerful business forces is behind" silencing environmental movements.

A bloody year for Southeast Asia's environmentalists

Myanmar

Progress stops at the Myanmar elite's door

Freedom of speech will struggle to flourish in Myanmar as its economic interests are dominated by powerful neighbours.

Progress stops at the Myanmar elite's door

Politics

The shady players in Myanmar's drugs trade

Drug exports from Myanmar continue to escalate, as distinctions between the illicit trade and the 'legal' economy blur.

The shady players in Myanmar's drugs trade

Opinion

Aung San Suu Kyi's shaky moral high ground

Suu Kyi's silence on the Rohingya does not necessarily reflect a cold heart, but shows that she has become a politician.

Aung San Suu Kyi's shaky moral high ground

Bangladesh

Islamophobia and the fear of 'the other' in Myanmar

Racial tensions are coming to a head in Myanmar between the Buddhist majority and the Muslim Rohingya minority.

Islamophobia and the fear of 'the other' in Myanmar

Politics

India's fight for Myanmar

India is quietly seeking to dilute China's power in the emerging economy.

India's fight for Myanmar

Politics

Myanmar's new battle

The country faces challenges including distributing aid money and limiting the damage of the West's liberalising agenda.

Myanmar's new battle

Politics

Myanmar's pockmarked road to democracy

Suu Kyi must articulate a roadmap for the future that addresses the pitfalls bound to accompany Myanmar's transition.

Myanmar's pockmarked road to democracy

Politics

Myanmar: Ceasefire does not mean peace

Violence in the border regions have not ended, despite a reported ceasefire between the government and Karen rebels.

Myanmar: Ceasefire does not mean peace