Dr Andrew Selth is an Adjunct Professor at the Griffith Asia Institute, at Griffith University, Brisbane, and author of numerous books, monographs and articles on Myanmar.
A collected volume of his Interpreter columns, Interpreting Myanmar: A Decade of Analysis, was recently published by ANU Press.
Myanmar’s intelligence war: the battle of wits and wiles against the junta
In a country where spies and informers have been ever-present, the opposition has built its own intelligence apparatus.
Chinese spy bases on Myanmar’s Great Coco Island? Here we go again
A little history should help dampen some wild speculation about eavesdropping facilities in the Indian Ocean.
Myanmar’s military numbers
Simply comparing the estimated number of combatants on the two sides is not a valid basis to assess combat capabilities.
If pushed far enough, would Myanmar leave ASEAN?
Some generals once feared joining the regional body would expose Myanmar to foreign pressures.
Myanmar, terrorism and the demands of international politics
Name-calling is one thing, but the new kind of civil war may cause problems for the opposition movement.
Myanmar and a new kind of civil war
Urban dissidents trained by battle-hardened guerillas in the countryside could make things harder for the Tatmadaw.
The upward spiral of violence in Myanmar
Past experience shows the protesters’ options are limited – fight back and the fight will only get harder.
Myanmar’s personalised politics
It can be simplistic to reduce complex problems to two stubborn people, but we can wonder about what might have been.
Myanmar’s coup will test the loyalty of the security forces
Don’t assume the various armed forces organisations are just a mindless mass prepared to do whatever they are told.