Min Zin

Min Zin is a journalist in exile and a teaching fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Journalism.



The Myitsone Dam: A Cause for Unity or an Uprising in the Making?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
If Burma's new government can address public outrage over the Myitsone dam, it could help to restore national unity. Otherwise, the “Save the Irrawaddy” campaign could turn into an “Irrawaddy Uprising.”

Burma at a Crossroads (Part II): An Analysis of Societal Resistance

Friday, August 12, 2011
If societal forces, including opposition groups operating within and outside the regime's political framework, fail to coordinate their efforts, the people of Burma will face endless suffering.

Burma at a Crossroads: An Analysis of State Structures

Monday, July 25, 2011
The changes that are likely to take place under the Thein Sein government represent neither democratic transition nor “old wine in a new bottle.”

Burma’s Road to 3G Democracy

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Pro-election advocates have advanced several arguments for participating in the junta's election. Will contesting the polls on any of these basis advance the cause of political transition and economic reform in Burma?

The Case for China's Intervention in Burma

Saturday, February 6, 2010
There are now more reasons than ever for China to press Naypyidaw for genuine reconciliation in Burma.

bullet Mission Failure

bullet Mission Failure



Escaping the Traps of the Past

Friday, October 29, 2010
The post-election winners will be those who can think outside their historical roles and develop fresh strategies, writes MIN ZIN.

Renew Focus on Burma

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The international community must renew its focus on and prioritize the underlying crisis in Burma—politics. And June 19 seems like the perfect date to start.

Burma's Political Transition Needs People Power

Thursday, May 1, 2008
As the referendum on the junta's proposed constitution approaches, the political model of elite-driven transition loses relevance and the calls for public action become louder.

Don't Push NLD into a Corner

Saturday, February 16, 2008
Pushing the NLD to pick a fight with the junta over the referendum is premature and strategically unwise.

UN Chief Must Now Do His Best for Burma

Saturday, February 9, 2008
If leverage is the ticket to mediation, the United Nations’ effort to bring about political reconciliation in Burma has proved increasingly powerless in the past few months.

bullet The Need for a Growth Coalition in Burma

bullet Burma Under Siege

bullet The China Factor

bullet 60 Years On: Where did it all go wrong?

bullet Pointing the Finger at Than Shwe



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