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Ethnic Karen Rebels Complete Capture of Strategic Myanmar Border Crossing

Ethnic Karen Rebels Complete Capture of Strategic Myanmar Border Crossing

By Sebastian Strangio
The fall of Myawaddy, a major hub of overland trade between Myanmar and Thailand, could have significant ramifications for the course of the country's conflict.

Thailand Ready to Accept 100,000 Refugees, Foreign Minister Says

Thailand Ready to Accept 100,000 Refugees, Foreign Minister Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The impending fall of the border town of Myawaddy to ethnic Karen rebels has raised fears of junta air attacks that could drive thousands of civilians into Thailand.
Thailand Confirms Myanmar Military Evacuation Flight Request After Latest Resistance Gains

Thailand Confirms Myanmar Military Evacuation Flight Request After Latest Resistance Gains

By Sebastian Strangio
The fall of the town of Myawaddy to resistance forces could shift the battlefield and diplomatic dynamics of the country's conflict.

Myanmar Rebels on Verge of Seizing Key Border Town, Group Claims

Myanmar Rebels on Verge of Seizing Key Border Town, Group Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
If confirmed, the surrender of the military garrison in Myawaddy on the Thai border would mark another serious defeat for the junta.

Southeast Asians Don’t Really Care About the Myanmar Crisis

Southeast Asians Don’t Really Care About the Myanmar Crisis

By David Hutt
A recent survey of regional elite opinion shows a surprising lack of regional concern about the country's ongoing conflict.

Myanmar’s Intensifying Conflict Taking Massive Rights Toll: UN

Myanmar’s Intensifying Conflict Taking Massive Rights Toll: UN

By Edith M. Lederer
According to the global body, 18.6 million people in Myanmar will need humanitarian assistance in 2024 – a nineteen-fold increase since the 2021 coup.

Myanmar Resistance Forces Launch Drone Attack on Capital

Myanmar Resistance Forces Launch Drone Attack on Capital

By Sebastian Strangio
The daring kamikaze drone attack did not cause much damage, but its political significance cannot be underestimated.
Myanmar Asylum Seeker Crisis Needs a Humane and Regional Solution

Myanmar Asylum Seeker Crisis Needs a Humane and Regional Solution

By Perry Q. Wood
A more coordinated response would open more formal channels for asylum seekers to seek refuge in other countries. 

Australia’s Opportunity to Deepen Ties With Bangladesh

Australia’s Opportunity to Deepen Ties With Bangladesh

By Grant Wyeth
For Australia, building a fruitful and productive relationship with Bangladesh means taking the Rohingya refugee crisis seriously.

Why the Rohingya Are Being Treated the Way They Are

Why the Rohingya Are Being Treated the Way They Are

By Nasreen Chowdhory
Leading precarious lives in camps in Bangladesh and India, stateless Rohingya face an uncertain future.

Thailand Sends First Aid Shipment to Myanmar Along Controversial Humanitarian Corridor

Thailand Sends First Aid Shipment to Myanmar Along Controversial Humanitarian Corridor

By Sebastian Strangio
Critics say that the military junta's involvement in the aid program will prevent the assistance from reaching many of those most in need.
Myanmar Junta Begins Summoning Civilians for Military Service

Myanmar Junta Begins Summoning Civilians for Military Service

By Sebastian Strangio
The conscription drive has prompted the assassination and resignation of junta administrators, and the flight of thousands of prospective draftees.

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