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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.

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.

Myanmar

What now for Myanmar's Ministry of Truth?

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

Opinion

A bloody year for Southeast Asia's environmentalists

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Politics

India's fight for Myanmar

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

Politics

Myanmar's new battle

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

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.

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.