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Opium Cultivation Jumps in Myanmar Amid Post-Coup Crisis, UN Says
January 27, 2023

Opium Cultivation Jumps in Myanmar Amid Post-Coup Crisis, UN Says

By Sebastian Strangio
As the formal economy has atrophied, black markets and illicit trades have expanded their reach

How Does The Myanmar Crisis End?
January 25, 2023

How Does The Myanmar Crisis End?

By David Hutt
The military junta's possible handover of power to a quasi-civilian "transition council" could create complications for the country's resistance forces.
Myanmar Military Spokesperson Expresses Uncertainty Over Junta Polls
January 25, 2023

Myanmar Military Spokesperson Expresses Uncertainty Over Junta Polls

By Sebastian Strangio
Frequent resistance attacks have greatly complicated the holding of a stage-managed election this year.

Rights Group Files Complaint in Germany Against Myanmar’s Generals
January 24, 2023

Rights Group Files Complaint in Germany Against Myanmar’s Generals

By Sebastian Strangio
The complaint is the latest that seeks to use the doctrine of "universal jurisdiction" to bring the country's generals to justice.

Myanmar Junta Should Hand Power to ‘Qualified’ Leaders: Indonesian Minister
January 20, 2023

Myanmar Junta Should Hand Power to ‘Qualified’ Leaders: Indonesian Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Indonesia's experience of democratization could offer a path forward for Myanmar – but only if the country's generals have the political will.

UNHCR Reports Sharp Spike in Dangerous Rohingya Boat Voyages
January 19, 2023

UNHCR Reports Sharp Spike in Dangerous Rohingya Boat Voyages

By Sebastian Strangio
More than 3,500 people attempted to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh by sea last year, nearly five times more than in 2021.

Foreign Companies Enabling Myanmar’s Domestic Arms Industry: Report
January 16, 2023

Foreign Companies Enabling Myanmar’s Domestic Arms Industry: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Since the late 1980s, the military has developed a "multi-faceted arms industrial complex" that has cushioned it from the impact of Western sanctions and arms embargoes.
Myanmar’s Military Launches Airstrikes Near Indian Border
January 13, 2023

Myanmar’s Military Launches Airstrikes Near Indian Border

By Lian Bawi Thang
Myanmar’s army launched several airstrikes on an ethnic Chin armed group near the Indian border.

Min Aung Hlaing Family Assets Recovered in Thai Drug Raid
January 13, 2023

Min Aung Hlaing Family Assets Recovered in Thai Drug Raid

By Sebastian Strangio
The discoveries, which include assets belonging to the Myanmar junta chief's adult son and daughter, suggest that military figures are using Thailand as a financial safe haven.

Indonesia to Establish Special Office to Handle Myanmar Crisis
January 12, 2023

Indonesia to Establish Special Office to Handle Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
Among the challenges facing Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her team will be how to respond to the junta's planned sham elections.

A Tsunami of Crime Washes Over Post-Coup Myanmar
January 11, 2023

A Tsunami of Crime Washes Over Post-Coup Myanmar

By Naw Theresa
There has been a general breakdown of law and order in the two years since the coup, as the military junta prioritizes the pursuit of political opponents.
Why Did Myanmar’s Junta Grant Wirathu a National Award?
January 09, 2023

Why Did Myanmar’s Junta Grant Wirathu a National Award?

By Sebastian Strangio
Last week, the ultra-nationalist monk was granted the title of "Thiri Pyanchi," an award recognizing “outstanding work for the good of the Union of Myanmar."

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