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Will Military Conflict in Myanmar Derail its Elections?
July 02, 2015

Will Military Conflict in Myanmar Derail its Elections?

By Shawn W. Crispin
Armed conflict could jeopardize upcoming polls in the country.
Are Chinese Citizens Trapped by Fighting in Northern Myanmar?
January 21, 2015

Are Chinese Citizens Trapped by Fighting in Northern Myanmar?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The government says no; Chinese and Western media alike say yes.

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.

Myanmar Army Shells Kachin Rebels
November 21, 2014

Myanmar Army Shells Kachin Rebels

By Ankit Panda
The incident represents the most severe attack against the Kachin rebels since fighting resumed in 2011.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny
November 12, 2014

Aung San Suu Kyi: Colluding With Tyranny

By Tim Robertson
The iconic figure has signally failed the oppressed minorities who need her most.
Washington’s Flawed Myanmar Policy
April 27, 2014

Washington’s Flawed Myanmar Policy

By David Brenner
Many of Myanmar's ethnic minorities are growing increasingly disillusioned with America and may turn to China instead.

China’s Troubled Myanmar Policy
August 23, 2013

China’s Troubled Myanmar Policy

A self-serving approach has clouded local perceptions of China’s presence, especially in troubled Kachin State.

Burma: A Fragile Peace
March 26, 2013

Burma: A Fragile Peace

By Tom Fawthrop
The feting of Burmese President Thein Sein in Europe and elsewhere is premature. Much work remains for Burma to achieve a true peace.

Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
May 16, 2012

Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?

By Tom Fawthrop
Signs of democratic reforms in Burma are welcome. But are they likely to help bring an end to ethnic unrest in Kachin state?

China and the Kachin Conflict
July 16, 2011

China and the Kachin Conflict

Some blame China’s Dapein Dam project for triggering the conflict between Kachin rebels and Burma’s army. There’s much more to it than that.

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