Dossier: Elections in Myanmar

Dossier: Elections in Myanmar

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On 8 November 2015, a new Parliament will be elected after decades of military rule in Myanmar. The elections will decide how the reform process of the past five years will be continued and whether the people of Myanmar can benefit. This dossier will accompany the next months until a new government is formed by offering policy and economic analysis.

After the elections

What are the prospects for the next Myanmar government?

Peace, federalism, development, and poverty - this is the interlinked "cluster", which has to be at the top of the NLD’s agenda. On Aung San Suu Kyi's political challenges in the coming years.

By Khin Zaw Win

Myanmar: A democratic landslide

Myanmar has a decades-long history of brutal ethnic conflicts. In view of this the party of democratic struggle did unexpectedly well in last year’s election.

By Nicholas Farrelly

Myanmar needs more than a new government

The people of Myanmar have collectively placed their faith in the NLD. The party will have to go on - even beyond Aung San Suu Kyi’s lifetime. A commentary.

By Khin Zaw Win

Podcast

Overview

A Primer on Myanmar’s Elections of 2015

What is at stake? Will the elections be free? Who is competing and how does the electoral process work? Our FAQ on the most democratic elections since 1960 in Myanmar.

By Khin Zaw Win

Comment

Video

DVB TV is an independent broadcaster with offices in Yangon, Mandalay, and Chiang Mai. For the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung they have made a short movie about the upcoming elections in Myanmar.

Interview

"The NLD will win the elections"

On November 8, Myanmar votes for a new parliament. What do the parties stand for and what can they change? An interview with Sui Khar, Joint Secretary-General of the Chin National Front.

By Rual Lian Thang, Dr Sui Khar

Study

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Interview

Urvashi Butalia is one of India’s foremost feminists. On the occasion of her receiving Germany’s Goethe Medal on August 28, 2017 in Weimar, we have talked to her about her work as a publisher, feminism, writing and politics in India.

By Axel Harneit-Sievers

The Future of Forced Migrants in ASEAN

How ASEAN deals with forced migrants shows in how far it is actually people-centered and people-oriented. This vulnerable group used to be integrated in the past. However, today it appears integration efforts are not truly inclusive.

By Andika Ab. Wahab

Renewable Energy in ASEAN

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By Phuong Minh Khuong

New strategies of sustainable food production in ASEAN

Organic food production is still a niche market in ASEAN countries, yet one on the rise. Health and ecological concerns have brought sustainable farming methods including small-scale and organic farming back to the table. Perspectives from Thailand, Myanmar, and Singapore.

By Judith Bopp

Introduction

Our Work in Asia

The aim of our projects in Asia is to support the democratisation of the region and promote the recognition of human rights. Our work also focuses on promoting environmental sustainability and social justice.

Events

Nov 20
Book Launch & Discussion with Farah Abdullahi Abdi
Berlin
Dec 08
Alternative Energy Scenarios for Ukraine, Belarus and the Case for Energy Cooperatives in the Region
Berlin

Video: Urvashi Butalia on Women's Rights in India

Recordings

Southasian Perspecitves on the West
with Pankaj Mishra (Historian) and Nadeem Aslam (Writer) on September 12th, 2014