Dr Mary Callahan is an associate professor at the University of Washington.
Articles by Mary Callahan (3)
An Unexpected Stillness in the Heart of Wartime Myanmar
The monks in Pakokku, a major centre of Buddhist learning and training, have not reprised the role played by their predecessors in the historic Saffron Revolution in 2007. Several factors can explain this, the foremost of which revolves around the clergy’s conception of order and hierarchy.
From Remote Paradise to Levelled Villages: The Sit-Tat Assault on the ‘Yaw Valley’
The Yaw Valley, one of the most remote and bucolic areas in Myanmar’s Buddhist heartland, has seen fierce skirmishes between the military and local resistance forces. The junta sees the area as strategic as it sits on the road to the military’s headquarters at Kalay airport.
Myanmar’s Dry Zone: The History of a Tinderbox
The Dry Zone has traditionally not suffered violence at the hands of the Myanmar military. But decades of mismanagement and strained living conditions have fueled anti-junta resistance in the military’s Buddhist-Bamar heartland.