Dr Adam Simpson is Senior Lecturer, International Studies, in Justice & Society, University of South Australia. He has held a six-month Visiting Research Fellowship at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, and Visiting Scholar positions at SOAS, University of London, Queen Mary, University of London and Keele University. His research adopts a critical perspective and is focused on the politics of the environment, development and new media in Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar and Thailand. He has published in international journals such as Society & Natural Resources, Third World Quarterly, Environmental Politics and Pacific Review. He is the author of Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma): A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South (Routledge 2014; Updated Paperback Edition, NIAS Press 2017) and is lead editor of the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar (2018) and Myanmar: Politics, Economy and Society (Routledge 2021).
Sentencing Sean Turnell to jail won’t help the Myanmar junta’s international isolation or its domestic problems.
Accepting military representatives in the genocide defence serves to lend the coup an undeserved legitimacy.
The military argues that it has operated within the country’s constitution. That’s simply not true.
Online restrictions imposed on the Rohingya in Myanmar and in refugee camps in Bangladesh should be repealed.