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Smuggling Away Myanmar's Chance for Peace
May 31, 2017

Smuggling Away Myanmar's Chance for Peace

By Tom Fawthrop
Jade smuggling is fueling ethnic conflict in resource-rich Kachin state.

Women in Combat: Both Spoilers and Enablers of Peace
February 15, 2016

Women in Combat: Both Spoilers and Enablers of Peace

By Rosalie Arcala Hall and Julian Smith
Popular distortions often applied to women’s functions in war can obstruct the peace process.
Kachin: Hardly a Ceasefire
October 25, 2015

Kachin: Hardly a Ceasefire

By Sakse Collective
The recent ceasefire has done little to bring peace to Kachin.

Myanmar's Elusive Peace
May 07, 2015

Myanmar's Elusive Peace

By Vishal Arora
Rebel groups in Myanmar say that peace could still be years away.

Thingyan: A New Year for a Troubled State
April 23, 2015

Thingyan: A New Year for a Troubled State

By Brennan O'Connor (text and photos)
Weary from conflict, the people of Kachin take the time to welcome the Burmese New Year.

Why the Fighting in Kokang Threatens Peace in Myanmar
April 19, 2015

Why the Fighting in Kokang Threatens Peace in Myanmar

By Priscilla Clapp
The turmoil on Myanmar’s border with China has potentially significant implications.

Can Atheistic China Play Conflict Mediator in ‘God’s Century’?
February 26, 2015

Can Atheistic China Play Conflict Mediator in ‘God’s Century’?

By James Chen
As China becomes more involved in international conflicts, it will need to understand the role of religion.
Kachin and China’s Troubled Border
January 14, 2015

Kachin and China’s Troubled Border

By Brent Crane
The Kachin conflict is a thorn in China’s side as it tries to manage its relations with Myanmar.

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.

Myanmar: Displaced Kachin Face Bleak Future
July 10, 2014

Myanmar: Displaced Kachin Face Bleak Future

By Brennan O`Connor
Many forced from their homes by fighting, conditions are grim for the Kachin people in north-eastern Myanmar.

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.
Engaging Myanmar’s Navy
February 07, 2014

Engaging Myanmar’s Navy

By Tim McLaughlin
While the critics watch ties with the country’s army, foreign navies are stepping up their maritime engagement.

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