About Trevor Wilson

Trevor Wilson is a visiting fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University.

Myanmar

Latest Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

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World attention returns to the ongoing crisis for the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Trevor Wilson assesses the situation in light of recent developments International media were overwhelmed at the end of August 2017 by reports of widespread attacks by Myanmar’s military forces against elements of the Rohingya population. This occurred once again in northern Rakhine […]

Myanmar

Myanmar’s democratic anniversary: what is there to celebrate?

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The NLD government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, has been struggling to overcome its lack of political and administrative experience, Trevor Wilson reports. It is just over a year since Myanmar’s historic 8 November 2015 democratic election, although only nine months since the National League of Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, […]

Myanmar

NLD–Army compact as new framework for Myanmar politics?

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Following the overwhelming victory for the National League for Democracy and Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s elections, TREVOR WILSON considers what could happen next. In voting overwhelmingly for the National League for Democracy (NLD) and Aung San Suu Kyi last week, many voters said they hoped the new government would bring about a fundamental […]

Myanmar

Myanmar’s political journey: destination unknown

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TREVOR WILSON previews Myanmar’s second general election since the country began its political transition in 2011. The Myanmar Union Election Commission recently announced that the second Myanmar general election since Myanmar began its political transition in 2011 would be held on Sunday, 8 November. This is pretty well the same timing chosen for the 2010 […]

Myanmar

Has Myanmar’s reform process stalled?

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The pace of reform in Myanmar has slowed, notes TREVOR WILSON—but the reasons for this call for a considered assessment, not just a politically oriented one. Myanmar’s best known citizen, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, gave a press conference in Yangon on 5 November 2014. According to media reports, she expressed her concern that Myanmar’s […]

Japan

Judgment day for whaling?

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Australia achieves an unexpected victory against Japan’s ‘research’ whaling program, writes TREVOR WILSON. The International Court of Justice’s 31 March decision against Japan’s much-maligned research whaling program was unexpected, but vindicates the Rudd government’s at-the-time risky decision to launch a case against Japan in the ICJ. The decision was unexpected because most of the arguments […]