REPORT: Ethnic Armed Conflict in Myanmar
As landmark November elections approach, Myanmar is experiencing its most intensive armed conflicts in decades. A brand new Asia Foundation report, Ethnic Armed Conflict and Territorial Administration in Myanmar, examines the local administration systems of armed subnational groups and how they relate to the central government. Ethnic armed conflicts in Myanmar are as old as the country itself, having erupted in the same year as independence, 1948, in disputes over the country's first constitution. This report marks the beginning of a dedicated program of research into complexities of governance where state control remains contested. Read the report. Read our blog for analysis. The November 8 elections will set the tone for Myanmar's continued democratic development. In preparation The Asia Foundation recruited Myanmar's tech community to bring the power of information technology to voter education with the MaePaySoh (Let's Vote) Hack Challenge.