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Kachin: Hardly a Ceasefire
October 25, 2015
Kachin: Hardly a Ceasefire
The recent ceasefire has done little to bring peace to Kachin.
Kachin: Hardly a Ceasefire
Myanmar’s Cease-Fire Deal Comes Up Short
October 11, 2015
Myanmar’s Cease-Fire Deal Comes Up Short
The agreement is missing some important signatures.
Myanmar’s Cease-Fire Deal Comes Up Short
Myanmar to Ink Peace Deal with Eight Armed Groups Ahead of Historic Election
October 06, 2015
Myanmar to Ink Peace Deal with Eight Armed Groups Ahead of Historic Election
Ceasefire agreement to be signed October 15, with several major groups still left out.
Myanmar to Ink Peace Deal with Eight Armed Groups Ahead of Historic Election
Will Military Conflict in Myanmar Derail its Elections?
July 02, 2015
Will Military Conflict in Myanmar Derail its Elections?
Armed conflict could jeopardize upcoming polls in the country.
Will Military Conflict in Myanmar Derail its Elections?
Are Chinese Citizens Trapped by Fighting in Northern Myanmar?
January 21, 2015
Are Chinese Citizens Trapped by Fighting in Northern Myanmar?
The government says no; Chinese and Western media alike say yes.
Are Chinese Citizens Trapped by Fighting in Northern Myanmar?
Myanmar’s Ceasefire Holdouts
December 19, 2014
Myanmar’s Ceasefire Holdouts
While the government has made progress on bringing insurgencies to an end, some groups are holding out.
Myanmar’s Ceasefire Holdouts
Myanmar Army Shells Kachin Rebels
November 21, 2014
Myanmar Army Shells Kachin Rebels
The incident represents the most severe attack against the Kachin rebels since fighting resumed in 2011.
Myanmar Army Shells Kachin Rebels
Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny
November 12, 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny
The iconic figure has signally failed the oppressed minorities who need her most.
Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny
Washington’s Flawed Myanmar Policy
April 27, 2014
Washington’s Flawed Myanmar Policy
Many of Myanmar's ethnic minorities are growing increasingly disillusioned with America and may turn to China instead.
Washington’s Flawed Myanmar Policy
China’s Troubled Myanmar Policy
August 23, 2013
China’s Troubled Myanmar Policy
A self-serving approach has clouded local perceptions of China’s presence, especially in troubled Kachin State.
China’s Troubled Myanmar Policy
Burma: A Fragile Peace
March 26, 2013
Burma: A Fragile Peace
The feting of Burmese President Thein Sein in Europe and elsewhere is premature. Much work remains for Burma to achieve a true peace.
Burma: A Fragile Peace
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
May 16, 2012
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
Signs of democratic reforms in Burma are welcome. But are they likely to help bring an end to ethnic unrest in Kachin state?
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
China and the Kachin Conflict
July 16, 2011
China and the Kachin Conflict
Some blame China’s Dapein Dam project for triggering the conflict between Kachin rebels and Burma’s army. There’s much more to it than that.
China and the Kachin Conflict
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