March 03, 2021
Daniel Combs on Truth, Money, and Power Before and After the Myanmar Coup
By Shannon Tiezzi
History may seem to be repeating, but the Myanmar of 2021 is crucially different from the country's past experiences with military rule.
February 25, 2021
Myanmar’s Kachin State Under the Coup Regime
By Stella Naw
Myanmar's anti-coup protests have captivated the world's attention, but things look very different in the country's north.
December 03, 2020
Myanmar’s Kachin State Sees Boom in Chinese Banana Cultivation
By Sebastian Strangio
Seeking quick returns, Chinese investors are driving a scramble for plantation land in parts of northern Myanmar.
August 15, 2018
China's Stake in the Myanmar Peace Process
By Mark Inkey
Why is Beijing providing funds for ethnic armed groups to join a government-backed peace conference?
June 01, 2018
Myanmar’s Jade-Fueled War
By Daniel Combs
Are the Tatmadaw and KIA colluding to maximize jade profits?
May 18, 2018
Myanmar's Fighting Season in Kachin
By Daniel Combs
The fighting in Kachin is a microcosm of Myanmar's stalled peace process.
March 16, 2018
The 'Resource War' in Kachin State
By Eugene Mark
Myanmar's Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army are fighting for control of lucrative natural resources.
February 08, 2018
Beyond the Rohingya: Myanmar’s Other Crises
By Gavin Kelleher
With Rakhine state in the international spotlight, Myanmar’s abuses in Kachin state continue with little global notice.
January 08, 2018
Myanmar's Unhappy Rebels
By Neil Thompson
Dissatisfaction with the government's approach to peace talks could lead to renewed conflict in Myanmar's north.
November 01, 2017
The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar’s Heroin Epidemic
By Joshua Mcdonald
In Kachin state, locals have taken the war on drugs into their own hands.
June 29, 2017
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
By Luke Hunt
Naypyidaw continues to face significant challenges as it tries to end decades of conflict.
May 31, 2017
Smuggling Away Myanmar’s Chance for Peace
By Tom Fawthrop
Jade smuggling is fueling ethnic conflict in resource-rich Kachin state.