Moe Thuzar

Moe Thuzar is Fellow and Co-coordinator of the Myanmar Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. 

Articles by Moe Thuzar (16)

Co-opting Civilians into Myanmar’s State Administration Council Junta

Htet Myet Min Tun|Moe Thuzar|Michael J. Montesano

The inclusion of civilians on the country’s latest junta is impossible to understand without a clear appreciation that that this junta is above all an anti-NLD project. This article examines the profiles of the civilians co-opted into the junta.

Myanmar and the United Nations: Fighting for a Seat at the Table

Moe Thuzar|Romain Caillaud

A China-US pact to retain the envoy at the United Nations appointed by the former National League for Democracy government has effectively deferred the decision as to who will represent the country at multilateral organisations like the UN.

Min Aung Hlaing and His Generals: Some Biographical Notes

Htet Myet Min Tun|Moe Thuzar|Michael J. Montesano

Following his 1 February seizure of power in Naypyitaw, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing formed an 11-member junta called the State Administration Council (SAC). This article examines the biographical profiles of junta’s key military members, in an effort to better understand the regime.

Myanmar’s State of Emergency: Damn the Torpedoes

Moe Thuzar

The Tatmadaw’s seizure of power in Myanmar will wind back Myanmar’s nascent democracy several decades. The costs to the country are incalculable.

Myanmar Elections: Change the Only Constant

Moe Thuzar

As vote counts stream in from Sunday’s general elections, the expectation is that the majority of voters have chosen the incumbent party. This is a reflection of their desire for slow and gradual change in the country’s development.