Wai Moe is a former Burmese political prisoner turned journalist. He has written for the Irrawaddy, Burmese media, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post and National Public Radio (NPR). He was a Visiting Fellow with the Myanmar Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Wai Moe (2)

Myanmar’s Pivot to Russia: Friend in Need or Faulty Strategy?

Wai Moe

The relationship between Myanmar and Russia has become increasingly close. This is fueled by practical considerations as well as geopolitics.

Myanmar Coup Makers’ Major Challenge is a Failing Economy 

Wai Moe

Myanmar’s economy has suffered considerably since the February 2021 coup and the prospects of recovery are dwindling given the ham-handed economic mismanagement of the ruling regime.