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Activists Denounce Myanmar Election App For ‘Inflaming’ Ethnic Tensions
October 01, 2020

Activists Denounce Myanmar Election App For ‘Inflaming’ Ethnic Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
By accepting Myanmar's rigid official racial and religious categorizations, the EU-funded app runs the risk of entrenching sectarian divides.

Myanmar Desertions Offer an Opening for Rohingya Justice
September 30, 2020

Myanmar Desertions Offer an Opening for Rohingya Justice

By Shannon Maree Torrens
The recent confessions of the two Myanmar army defectors bring justice one step closer to fruition.
COVID-19 Spirals Ahead of Myanmar Election
September 28, 2020

COVID-19 Spirals Ahead of Myanmar Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The increasing spread of the virus is amplifying doubts about the viability and legitimacy of the upcoming election.

Myanmar Election Will Fail to Meet Proper Standards: UN
September 24, 2020

Myanmar Election Will Fail to Meet Proper Standards: UN

By Sebastian Strangio
As in 2015, more than a million Rohingya Muslims will be unable to cast a vote in the upcoming polls.

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19
September 18, 2020

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrival of coronavirus cases from Myanmar highlights the difficulty of securing the long, winding border between the two countries.

The Problem with the Myanmar Army’s Admissions of Guilt
September 17, 2020

The Problem with the Myanmar Army’s Admissions of Guilt

By Maggi Quadrini
Admissions of guilt for atrocities are usually the prelude to closed-door trials lacking any real degree of transparency or accountability.

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19
September 11, 2020

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19

By Andrew Nachemson
Anti-migrant -- and especially anti-Rohingya and anti-Rakhine -- sentiments are undermining efforts to control the pandemic.
In Myanmar, a Leading Conglomerate is Funding Military Abuses
September 11, 2020

In Myanmar, a Leading Conglomerate is Funding Military Abuses

By Sebastian Strangio
A new report argues that a military-linked conglomerate – and its foreign partners – are directly funding units accused of crimes against humanity.

Aceh Offers Sanctuary to Rohingya After Grueling Sea Voyage
September 10, 2020

Aceh Offers Sanctuary to Rohingya After Grueling Sea Voyage

By Sebastian Strangio
The gesture of humanity casts into stark relief the challenges facing a resolution to the humanitarian emergency in Rakhine State.

Myanmar Soldiers Confess to Rakhine Atrocities
September 09, 2020

Myanmar Soldiers Confess to Rakhine Atrocities

By Sebastian Strangio
The graphic videotaped admissions mark a step towards international accountability – but there is a long way to go.

Myanmar Election Campaign Opens Under the Shadow of COVID-19
September 08, 2020

Myanmar Election Campaign Opens Under the Shadow of COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The virus is likely to have unpredictable impacts on the poll, Myanmar's second free election since its transition from military rule.
China’s Top Diplomat Checks in on Myanmar Projects
September 03, 2020

China’s Top Diplomat Checks in on Myanmar Projects

By Sebastian Strangio
Yang Jiechi's visit is a sign of the complications China faces in advancing its strategic interests in Myanmar.

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