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Civilian Militias Flourish as Myanmar’s Post-Coup Turmoil Deepens
June 28, 2021

Civilian Militias Flourish as Myanmar’s Post-Coup Turmoil Deepens

By Sebastian Strangio
Recent months have seen the emergence of a raft of new armed civilian militias, further complicating the country's political crisis.

Rare Earths in Myanmar: Unobtanium?
June 14, 2021

Rare Earths in Myanmar: Unobtanium?

By Sribala Subramanian
Despite its present political turmoil, Myanmar controls the supply of critical metals for clean energy products.
Myanmar on the Brink
April 07, 2021

Myanmar on the Brink

By Gerard McDermott
What does the emergence of a government-in-exile and a newly formed alliance of ethnic rebel groups mean for the country’s emerging conflict?

Alliance of Ethnic Armed Groups Pledge Support for Myanmar’s ‘Spring Revolution’
March 30, 2021

Alliance of Ethnic Armed Groups Pledge Support for Myanmar’s ‘Spring Revolution’

By Sebastian Strangio
The junta's worst nightmare is an alliance between the anti-coup movement and ethnic armed groups.

Have the Gates of Hell Been Opened Upon Myanmar?
March 22, 2021

Have the Gates of Hell Been Opened Upon Myanmar?

By Gerard McDermott
The crisis in Myanmar has exhibited some signs that a devastating and deeply divisive conflict may be on the horizon.

Is a Coup Worse Than a Genocide?
February 26, 2021

Is a Coup Worse Than a Genocide?

By Sebastian Strangio
The difference in Western governments' reaction to the two episodes suggests a misplaced focus on electoral procedures.

Aung San Suu Kyi Announces Reboot to Myanmar Peace Process
January 07, 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi Announces Reboot to Myanmar Peace Process

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite her promise to welcome new voices into the peace process, many fine-grained obstacles to progress remain.
Myanmar’s Election Marks a Step Away From Peace
November 04, 2020

Myanmar’s Election Marks a Step Away From Peace

By Ben Dunant
Sunday's vote will likely deliver a government with a strong popular mandate – a rarity in mainland Southeast Asia – but ethnic minorities will be left out in the cold.

Why Next Month’s Elections Could Worsen Ethnic Tensions in Myanmar
October 26, 2020

Why Next Month’s Elections Could Worsen Ethnic Tensions in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Myanmar's electoral system concentrates power in the hands of the Burman majority, the root cause of decades of civil conflict.

What’s in the New Coronavirus Ceasefire Talk in Myanmar’s Ethnic Conflict?
April 07, 2020

What’s in the New Coronavirus Ceasefire Talk in Myanmar’s Ethnic Conflict?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While calls for a pause in violence are notable, it remains to be seen whether they will be heeded or can be sustained and translated into positive developments.

Myanmar’s Challenging Path to Peace
February 01, 2018

Myanmar’s Challenging Path to Peace

By Eugene Mark
Building trust between the Tatmadaw and the ethnic armed groups is the starting point of the path to peace.
What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
January 19, 2018

What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though the record seizure deserves mention, focus on such developments also obscures the massive scale of the problem.

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