Two Years and Counting: What’s Next for Myanmar in 2023?


About the Webinar

At the two-year mark of the 2021 coup in Myanmar, on 1 February, solemn commemorations and commentaries have discussed Myanmar’s dimmed future and uncertain trajectory. Both the State Administration Council (SAC) and the resistance against it have reiterated determination to pursue their stated paths. Myanmar is currently under a third extension of the SAC’s term and the nationwide state of emergency. The SAC has reorganised its cabinet, and committed to push ahead with its election plans.

Beyond the current situation, what are the broader impacts of the ongoing crisis on the people? How much does Myanmar matter to the region and the world? What are some ramifications of the continuing conflict to watch out for in 2023? Five experts will discuss these questions, including domestic sentiments and regional and international interests, and whether 2023 may bring any change of course by the different stakeholders.

About the Speakers

Khin Zaw Win is the Director of Tampadipa Institute in Yangon, Myanmar. He as a prisoner of conscience from 1994 to 2005, charged for “seditious writings” and his human rights work. Mr Khin Zaw Win has given analyses and commentaries on Myanmar’s transition over 2011 to 2021, and continues to provide insights and analyses on Myanmar’s political crisis after the 2021 coup.

Anthony Davis is a security analyst and consultant with extensive field experience of a range of armed conflicts across Asia. He writes primarily for IHS-Jane’s security and defence titles, in addition to undertaking consultancy work for international corporations and non-governmental organisations. He is a columnist for the Asia Times and Nikkei Asia, and comments regularly on security issues for leading international media.

Show Ei Ei Tun is an advocate, practitioner and analyst in driving inclusive economic and political reform agendas and processes in Myanmar. Her expertise/interest also includes economic and development issues and international relations of Southeast Asia. In 2022, as an independent researcher, Show co-authored with Kim Joliffe a report on local governance dynamics in Myanmar’s ethnic areas.

Lina Alexandra currently serves as the Head of the Department of International Relations, Centre of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta. Her research focuses on international peacekeeping and peacebuilding, human rights, human security, and conflict resolution. She is also Coordinator of the CSIS-Indonesia Myanmar Initiative Programme.

Mary Callahan is Associate Professor of International Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, at the University of Washington. She wrote books on the Myanmar military and ethnic conflict. Her current research is on the eruption of so many wars in the heartland of the country, the Dry Zone.


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Feb 27 2023


10:00 am - 11:30 am