Doorway to Democracy: Burma’s 2020 Election

Tower Center Fellow Jieun Pyun wrote about how the United States isn’t the only country in the middle of a contentious election season. Burma, also known as Myanmar, is on the precipice of either a further backslide in democratic principles or the transition to a real democracy for all, with complete civilian power. Burma was once lauded as a beacon of democracy. In 2015, the country captured international attention when it held democratic elections for the first time after a half century under military dictatorship. Aung San Suu Kyi—then a renowned democracy advocate and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate—and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), swept the elections and formed the country’s long-soughtafter civilian government. Read more here.