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The Kachin Insurgency Could Deal a Heavy Blow to Myanmar’s Military Junta
August 21, 2021

The Kachin Insurgency Could Deal a Heavy Blow to Myanmar’s Military Junta

By Drake Avila
The KIA threat to Hpakant and Myitkyina could cut off the military from the lucrative jade trade.

Coup Brings ‘Bad New Days’ to Myanmar’s Mining Communities
August 04, 2021

Coup Brings ‘Bad New Days’ to Myanmar’s Mining Communities

By Daniel Combs
Myanmar’s military and ethnic armies are waging a war for control over the country’s natural resources – and the enormous profits that come with them.
Daniel Combs on Truth, Money, and Power Before and After the Myanmar Coup
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.

Myanmar’s Kachin State Under the Coup Regime
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.

Myanmar’s Kachin State Sees Boom in Chinese Banana Cultivation
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.

China's Stake in the Myanmar Peace Process
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?

Myanmar’s Jade-Fueled War
June 01, 2018

Myanmar’s Jade-Fueled War

By Daniel Combs
Are the Tatmadaw and KIA colluding to maximize jade profits?
Myanmar's Fighting Season in Kachin
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.

The 'Resource War' in Kachin State
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.

Beyond the Rohingya: Myanmar’s Other Crises
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.

Myanmar's Unhappy Rebels
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.
The Christian Vigilantes Fighting Myanmar’s Heroin Epidemic
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.

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