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Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’
May 18, 2021

Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’

By Elaine Kurtenbach
The Myanmar military is developing an "intranet" for inside the country that allows mobile access only to approved, or "whitelisted" applications.

The Danger of Defending the Defenseless in Myanmar
May 18, 2021

The Danger of Defending the Defenseless in Myanmar

By Robert Bociaga
Lawyers that offer to represent protesters detained by the junta are themselves facing abduction and arrest.
Myanmar Will Free Japanese Journalist as Gesture to Tokyo
May 14, 2021

Myanmar Will Free Japanese Journalist as Gesture to Tokyo

By Associated Press
State media announced that Kitazumi Yuki would be released "in view of the close ties and future relations between Myanmar and Japan."

Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar
May 13, 2021

Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar

By Daisuke Akimoto
Given its political and economic influence over the Myanmar military, the Japanese government can do more to help the international community pursue non-military R2P options.

Myanmar’s Human Rights Violations and ASEAN’s Response
May 13, 2021

Myanmar’s Human Rights Violations and ASEAN’s Response

By OBA Mie
The recent measures may be less significant than they seem.

Myanmar’s Generals Aren’t Going Anywhere
May 03, 2021

Myanmar’s Generals Aren’t Going Anywhere

By George McLeod
As sanctions are reimposed, the country's old business elite is slowly clawing back the ground lost during a decade of reform.

Myanmar Junta’s Diplomatic Games Need Tough Response
April 30, 2021

Myanmar Junta’s Diplomatic Games Need Tough Response

By John Sifton
The ASEAN summit’s failings demonstrate that standard diplomatic protocols are insufficient to deal with the Myanmar leadership. 
Myanmar Protests Continue After ASEAN Peace Initiative
April 27, 2021

Myanmar Protests Continue After ASEAN Peace Initiative

By Associated Press
After chanting their opposition to the junta and listening to speeches, the protesters quickly scattered to avoid any confrontation with police or soldiers.

Can Japan’s ‘Invisible’ Diplomacy Help Solve the Myanmar Crisis?
April 22, 2021

Can Japan’s ‘Invisible’ Diplomacy Help Solve the Myanmar Crisis?

By Keiho Sasamori
Japan has been criticized for seeming inaction following the coup and ensuring crackdown. But there are hints Tokyo is taking action behind the scenes.

Former UN Leader Presses for ‘Strong Action’ on Myanmar
April 20, 2021

Former UN Leader Presses for ‘Strong Action’ on Myanmar

By Jennifer Peltz
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exhorted the U.N. Security Council to act immediately.

A Rohingya Girl Stuck Between Three Countries
April 15, 2021

A Rohingya Girl Stuck Between Three Countries

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The 14-year-old was about to be deported to Myanmar from India when authorities refused to admit her back. Meanwhile, she wants to be reunited with her parents in Bangladesh.
Myanmar Charges Doctors Over Civil Disobedience Protests
April 15, 2021

Myanmar Charges Doctors Over Civil Disobedience Protests

By Associated Press
Doctors, nurses, and medical students have marched and joined strikes to show their opposition to the military coup.

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