After the Coup

After the Coup

Myanmar’s Political and Humanitarian Crises

Edited by: Anthony Ware, Monique Skidmore

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The coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021 abruptly reversed a decade-long flirtation with economic and political freedoms. The country has since descended into civil war, the people have been plunged back into conflict and poverty, and the state is again characterised by fragility and human insecurity. As the Myanmar people oppose the regime and fight for their rights, the international community must find ways to act in solidarity. There is an urgent need for new policy settings and for practical engagement with local partners and recipient groups.

The contributors to After the Coup offer timely insights into ways international actors can try to reduce the suffering of millions of citizens who are again being held hostage by a brutal and self-serving regime. Chapters analyse topics including coercive statecraft, international justice, Rakhine State (Rohingya) dynamics, pandemic weaponisation, higher education, non-state welfare and aid delivery, activism from exile, self-determination and power sharing in the National Unity Government’s alternative constitution, and the roles of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.


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Dec 2023
ANU Press
Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies
Southeast Asia: Burma/Myanmar

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  1. Post-Coup Myanmar’s Political and Humanitarian Crises (PDF, 187 KB)Anthony Ware and Monique Skidmore doi
  2. Scenarios for Understanding Myanmar’s Political and Humanitarian Crises (PDF, 168 KB)Nicholas Farrelly doi
  3. The Role of Social Media and Disruptive Technologies in Post-Coup Democracy Activism (PDF, 202 KB)Jaydn (pseudonym), Monique Skidmore and Cecile Medail doi
  4. Multinational Enterprise Behaviour in Post-Coup Myanmar (PDF, 204 KB)Nicholas Coppel doi
  5. Politics, Justice and Accountability: Myanmar and International Courts (PDF, 161 KB)Adam Simpson and Juliette McIntyre doi
  6. China–Myanmar Relations after the 1 February Military Coup (PDF, 189 KB)Kristina Kironska and Diya Jiang doi
  7. Myanmar in ASEAN: Dilemmas, Determinants and Capacity (PDF, 200 KB)Moe Thuzar doi
  8. The Federal Democracy Charter: A Path to Inter-Ethnic Peace in Post-Coup Myanmar (PDF, 165 KB)Costas Laoutides doi
  9. Rakhine State Post-Coup: Arakan Army State-Building and Its Implications for Rohingya and Aid (PDF, 190 KB)Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides doi
  10. Evolution of Communal Tensions in Rakhine State after the Coup (PDF, 221 KB)Ye Min Zaw and Tay Zar Myo Win doi
  11. Pandemic Weaponisation and Non-State Welfare in Pre- and Post-Coup Myanmar (PDF, 177 KB)Gerard McCarthy and Saw Moo (pseudonym) doi
  12. Localisation, Good Humanitarianism and Solidarity-Based Approaches to Aid in Myanmar (PDF, 165 KB)Anne Décobert doi
  13. Relief as Resistance: (Re)Emergent Humanitarianism in Post-Coup Myanmar (PDF, 167 KB)Aung Naing and Tamas Wells doi
  14. Myanmar’s Higher Education Sector Post-Coup: Fracturing a Fragile System (PDF, 176 KB)Charlotte Galloway doi
  15. The Aftermath: Policy Responses to Myanmar’s Political and Humanitarian Crises (PDF, 117 KB)Monique Skidmore and Anthony Ware doi

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