“A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations” published by The Diplomat

The Diplomat has just published my article on Myanmar and the Vatican’s establishment of diplomatic relations. I discuss how rapprochement with Myanmar reflects the Vatican’s broader diplomatic push in Asia and how closer relations with the Vatican could benefit Myanmar’s relations with ethnic minority groups. I also explain how Pope Francis’s decision to give Aung San Suu Kyi his World Peace Day message suggests how the Church’s newly established organization for promoting integrated human development could help Myanmar forge peace with ethnic armed groups.