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Is Myanmar’s Junta About to Revive a Controversial Dam Project?

Is Myanmar’s Junta About to Revive a Controversial Dam Project?

By Sebastian Strangio
According to a media report, the military has formed a new committee for the Myitsone hydropower project, which was suspended in 2011.

Myanmar Military, Resistance Alliance Sign China-Brokered Agreement

Myanmar Military, Resistance Alliance Sign China-Brokered Agreement

By Sebastian Strangio
The two sides have promised to pull back forces from frontline positions and safeguard Chinese interests in northern Shan State.
The Myanmar Junta Is Losing Its Foreign Backers

The Myanmar Junta Is Losing Its Foreign Backers

By Ivan U. Klyszcz and Harold Chambers
Increasingly, the junta has no one to lean on except for a distracted Russia.

Good Rebels or Good Timing?: Myanmar’s MNDAA and Operation 1027

Good Rebels or Good Timing?: Myanmar’s MNDAA and Operation 1027

By Yaolong Xian
The rebel group has shed its reputation as an opium trafficking syndicate and pledged itself to the Spring Revolution. Is its transformation more than skin deep?

Myanmar’s Shadow Government Issues 10-Point China Policy

Myanmar’s Shadow Government Issues 10-Point China Policy

By Sebastian Strangio
The shadow government has promised to continue the warm partnership with Beijing maintained by the ousted NLD government.

Myanmar Military, Resistance Alliance Participate in China-Brokered Talks

Myanmar Military, Resistance Alliance Participate in China-Brokered Talks

By Sebastian Strangio
A spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry hailed the "positive results" of the talks, but a lasting peace is unlikely.

No, China Is Not Intervening in Myanmar’s Civil War

No, China Is Not Intervening in Myanmar’s Civil War

By Nian Peng
Contrary to some speculation, Beijing is not supporting the ongoing rebel offensive in Shan State.
Myanmar Resistance Alliance Claims Capture of Fourth China Border Gate

Myanmar Resistance Alliance Claims Capture of Fourth China Border Gate

By Sebastian Strangio
The capture of the Kyin San Kyawt border gate came as the Chinese military launched live-fire drills along the two countries' border.

Is ‘Operation 1027’ a Game Changer for Myanmar?

Is ‘Operation 1027’ a Game Changer for Myanmar?

By Sebastian Strangio
An interview with Yun Sun about the progress of the military offensive, and the question of how China’s government is reacting to the conflict on its border.

The Dwindling Prospects For Russian and Chinese-Backed Infrastructure Projects in Myanmar

The Dwindling Prospects For Russian and Chinese-Backed Infrastructure Projects in Myanmar

By Syah Vaghji
Growing political turbulence, especially in the northern part of Shan State, has drastically narrowed the chances of progress on a host of large-scale projects.

Chinese Public Security Minister Visits Myanmar Amid Northern Fighting

Chinese Public Security Minister Visits Myanmar Amid Northern Fighting

By Sebastian Strangio
Wang Xiaohong's talks with senior junta officials took place after a resistance offensive overran junta positions across the northern part of Shan State.
China Establishes Temporary ‘Border Control Zone’ to Fight Myanmar Scam Operations

China Establishes Temporary ‘Border Control Zone’ to Fight Myanmar Scam Operations

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement comes after a rash of deportations of alleged Chinese scammers from rebel-held regions of eastern Myanmar.

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