Menu
Account
The 'Resource War' in Kachin State
March 16, 2018
The 'Resource War' in Kachin State
Myanmar's Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army are fighting for control of lucrative natural resources.
The 'Resource War' in Kachin State
Beyond the Rohingya: Myanmar’s Other Crises
February 08, 2018
Beyond the Rohingya: Myanmar’s Other Crises
With Rakhine state in the international spotlight, Myanmar’s abuses in Kachin state continue with little global notice.
Beyond the Rohingya: Myanmar’s Other Crises
Myanmar's Unhappy Rebels
January 08, 2018
Myanmar's Unhappy Rebels
Dissatisfaction with the government's approach to peace talks could lead to renewed conflict in Myanmar's north.
Myanmar's Unhappy Rebels
The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar’s Heroin Epidemic
November 01, 2017
The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar’s Heroin Epidemic
In Kachin state, locals have taken the war on drugs into their own hands.
The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar’s Heroin Epidemic
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
June 29, 2017
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
Naypyidaw continues to face significant challenges as it tries to end decades of conflict.
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
Smuggling Away Myanmar's Chance for Peace
May 31, 2017
Smuggling Away Myanmar's Chance for Peace
Jade smuggling is fueling ethnic conflict in resource-rich Kachin state.
Smuggling Away Myanmar's Chance for Peace
China Dam ‘Political Suicide’ for Myanmar’s New Government: Activist
June 30, 2016
China Dam ‘Political Suicide’ for Myanmar’s New Government: Activist
Approval of controversial Myitsone Dam project seen as unlikely.
China Dam ‘Political Suicide’ for Myanmar’s New Government: Activist
Solving Myanmar's Ethnic Conflicts: A Proposal
June 11, 2016
Solving Myanmar's Ethnic Conflicts: A Proposal
Aung San Suu Kyi can take advantage of her personal and political authority to forge a lasting peace in Myanmar.
Solving Myanmar's Ethnic Conflicts: A Proposal
Myanmar’s Most Vulnerable Face Rations Cut
July 25, 2015
Myanmar’s Most Vulnerable Face Rations Cut
The UN World Food Programme has confirmed it will be cutting food rations for internally displaced persons.
Myanmar’s Most Vulnerable Face Rations Cut
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.
China’s Troubled Myanmar Policy
A Brave New Burma?
February 26, 2013
A Brave New Burma?
Amid reforms, Burma remains embroiled in conflict. Have human rights taken a backseat to development?
A Brave New Burma?
China's Myanmar Problem
January 17, 2013
China's Myanmar Problem
With conflict raging on China’s borders with Myanmar, Beijing weighs the possible influx of refugees.
China's Myanmar Problem
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
May 16, 2012
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
Signs of democratic reforms in Burma are welcome. But are they likely to help bring an end to ethnic unrest in Kachin state?
Will Reform Bring Burma Peace?
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.
China and the Kachin Conflict
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief