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Mapping Territorial Control in Post-Coup Myanmar: Flawed by Design?

Mapping Territorial Control in Post-Coup Myanmar: Flawed by Design?

By Han Ya
Attempts to map the areas controlled by the military junta and its various opponents frequently obscure more than they reveal.

Where the Myanmar Junta Fears To Tread

Where the Myanmar Junta Fears To Tread

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Visits to four different locations in Myanmar, all in varying stages of control by resistance groups.
Unforgettable Episodes From a 21-Day Covert Assignment in Myanmar

Unforgettable Episodes From a 21-Day Covert Assignment in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Crossing a military camp, smoking a ‘COVID-19 cigarette’ and narrowly escaping being mowed down by a truck: The Diplomat’s Rajeev Bhattacharyya shares his experiences.

Myanmar Has Had Anti-Junta Uprisings Before. The Spring Revolution Is Different.

Myanmar Has Had Anti-Junta Uprisings Before. The Spring Revolution Is Different.

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The current resistance is led by tech-savvy middle-class youth who have tasted democracy and will not rest till it is restored.

The Burning of Thantlang, 2 Years On

The Burning of Thantlang, 2 Years On

By Lian Bawi Thang
Since military attacks in September 2021, the town in Myanmar's Chin State, close to the border with India, has become a ghost town.

Meet the Extraordinary Fighters of Myanmar’s Resistance

Meet the Extraordinary Fighters of Myanmar’s Resistance

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
They include former teachers, a fighter who was shot three times, and another who lost his hand making weapons. All are undaunted and determined to end military rule.

Myanmar Junta Will Be Toppled, Say Soldiers Captured by Resistance Groups

Myanmar Junta Will Be Toppled, Say Soldiers Captured by Resistance Groups

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Two Myanmar security forces captured by resistance groups made some startling revelations about working conditions in the government and their perception about the ongoing conflict. 
The Women of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution

The Women of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Women play crucial roles in Myanmar's anti-coup resistance, as fighters, fundraisers, and activists.

Resistance Medical Teams Brave Bombs and Bullets to Provide Healthcare in Myanmar’s Chin State

Resistance Medical Teams Brave Bombs and Bullets to Provide Healthcare in Myanmar’s Chin State

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
With the state absent in many areas, doctors and nurses who were working in hospitals before the coup have stepped in to provide treatment in NUG facilities.

When the Myanmar Junta Burns Villages

When the Myanmar Junta Burns Villages

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Homes once inhabited by resistance fighters are specifically targeted to send a message to residents of what lies in store if they engage in anti-junta activities.

Snapshots of Life in Myanmar’s IDP Camps

Snapshots of Life in Myanmar’s IDP Camps

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The Diplomat captures how those who were forced to flee their homes cook, eat and play in camps for the displaced in Chin State and Sagaing Region.
Myanmar Junta’s Airstrikes: Strike Back Where It Hurts

Myanmar Junta’s Airstrikes: Strike Back Where It Hurts

By Salai Za Uk Ling, Michael Howard, and Rosalinn Zahau
As the junta steps up strikes on civilians, especially in Chin State, the United States must also ramp up its response.

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