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Relief Agencies Should Push for Independent Access to Myanmar’s Rakhine State
September 10, 2021

Relief Agencies Should Push for Independent Access to Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Laetitia Van Den Assum and Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
Since the February coup, the Arakan Army has reportedly gained effective control of 75 percent of the state's townships.

Arakan Army Seeks to Build ‘Inclusive’ Administration in Rakhine State
August 31, 2021

Arakan Army Seeks to Build ‘Inclusive’ Administration in Rakhine State

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
The armed group's decision to include Muslim Rohingya representatives in local administration marks a sharp break with a succession of central governments.
After Myanmar’s Military Coup, Arakan Army Accelerates Implementation of the ‘Way of Rakhita’
April 14, 2021

After Myanmar’s Military Coup, Arakan Army Accelerates Implementation of the ‘Way of Rakhita’

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
Despite its support for the national protest movement, various factors have contributed to the armed group’s relative silence since the coup.

Will Supplementary Elections Be Held in Myanmar’s Rakhine State?
January 11, 2021

Will Supplementary Elections Be Held in Myanmar’s Rakhine State?

By Sebastian Strangio
The Tatmadaw and Arakan Army are both in favor, but the ruling National League for Democracy remains hesitant.

What Does Myanmar’s New Arakan Army Terrorist Designation Mean for the Country’s Security?
March 25, 2020

What Does Myanmar’s New Arakan Army Terrorist Designation Mean for the Country’s Security?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The move puts the focus on Naypyidaw’s approach to the group and the situation in Rakhine state amid wider political and security developments.

Myanmar Ethnic Rebel Alliance Stages Coordinated Attacks
August 16, 2019

Myanmar Ethnic Rebel Alliance Stages Coordinated Attacks

By Pyae Sone Win
The Northern Alliance coordinated attacks in 5 separate locations in the Mandalay region and Northern Shan state.

Decoding the Arakan Army: Insurgent Strategies and Tactics
March 28, 2019

Decoding the Arakan Army: Insurgent Strategies and Tactics

By Angshuman Choudhury
It is clear that the AA wants to break the Tatmadaw’s hegemony as a legitimate security actor in Rakhine state.
Refugees and Neighbors: Rohingya in Bangladesh
October 14, 2015

Refugees and Neighbors: Rohingya in Bangladesh

By Sumit Ganguly and Brandon Miliate
Bangladesh has been reluctant to act on the growing Rohingya refugee crisis.

Why Did Bangladesh Just Launch a Raid Against Myanmar Separatists?
August 28, 2015

Why Did Bangladesh Just Launch a Raid Against Myanmar Separatists?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Dhaka cracks down following an attack on its forces.

Myanmar: New Front in an Old War
July 22, 2015

Myanmar: New Front in an Old War

By Richard Potter
How the Arakan Army is emerging as a major player in Myanmar’s civil war.

Myanmar’s Ceasefire Holdouts
December 19, 2014

Myanmar’s Ceasefire Holdouts

By Brandon Miliate
While the government has made progress on bringing insurgencies to an end, some groups are holding out.
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