Burma/Myanmar

The Leaderboard: Tin Aye

Who is he? Tin Aye is the chairman of Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) and a retired lieutenant general. A longtime military officer, Tin Aye held the position of chief of military ordnance in the previous junta government until winning…

CogitAsia Podcast: AIIB Dustup

This week we discuss the U.S. reaction to China’s new infrastructure bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Simon Chair Deputy Director Amy Studdart describes the bank’s origins, explains why Washington’s critique of its allies for joining AIIB has proven…

The Leaderboard: Peng Jiasheng

Who is he? Peng Jiasheng, also called Phone Kyar Shin, is the leader of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), a Kokang insurgent group in northern Shan State, Myanmar. The Kokang are ethnically Han Chinese. Peng began serving as…