British Foreign Policy re China: Short-sightedness disguised as “pragmatism”

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Myanmar – Is Peace Only a Reverie?

Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Laureate and Burma’s de facto leader, in 2015. Source: AFP/Getty Images

The case for peace in Myanmar (Burma) has been a tiring, relentless one. The biggest myth of all is that Burma was set to have a bright future during the dawn of its independence from the British, and Thant Myint-U, in “The Hidden History of Burma”, reminds us that the reality is far more complex and heavy.Continue reading “Myanmar – Is Peace Only a Reverie?”

International Women’s Day | Lessons Learnt As A Young (BAME) Career Woman

When I was studying hard sciences during my undergrad, I found it incredibly daunting as an Asian woman entering into a field where women of colour are still a rarity. Being raised in a very diverse, multinational academic environment back at home, where my peers and teachers in my international school were from across the world, I never felt daunted or doubted my competence based on my skin colour.

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Remarkable Women: An Afternoon with Tin Htar Swe OBE

(For the Series “Remarkable Women”)

When I first met Tin Htar Swe (I call her Aunty Swe since it’s a Burmese thing to use honorifics for someone your senior), it was through a press conference on media freedom in Myanmar (Burma) earlier in the summer this year.

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Burma: Will Justice be the Beginning to an End of 70 years of Civil War?

 

“Democracy is only as good as the education that surrounds it..”Continue reading “Burma: Will Justice be the Beginning to an End of 70 years of Civil War?”

The Third Culture: Confessions of an (aspiring) academic from a War-Torn Country

A beautiful view from a café in KCL Strand campus.

Growing up understanding my privileges was quite strange. What do you mean by privileges you’d say – and I’d say the privilege to a Western, liberal education. Don’t get me started on why I put “Western” before “liberal education” – I don’t know, I’m still trying to find out.

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The ‘In-Between’ Artist – Frida Kahlo’s Unspoken Relevance in Today’s Multiculturalism

“‘I never painted dreams. I paint my own reality.’

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The Rising Art Movement of A Transitioning Nation

Myanmar, once known as Burma during the British Colonial Era, is one of the most socio-politically fascinating countries in South-East Asia and throughout contemporary history. I say this because though it is my country of origin, there are so many things about Burma I still find incredibly perplexing.

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