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Myanmar Junta Announces ‘Goodwill’ Ceasefire With Ethnic Armed Groups
September 29, 2021

Myanmar Junta Announces ‘Goodwill’ Ceasefire With Ethnic Armed Groups

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is a clear attempt to free up attention to crush the new raft of civilian People’s Defense Forces.

China Aiding Myanmar Armed Groups in Their COVID-19 Fight
September 24, 2021

China Aiding Myanmar Armed Groups in Their COVID-19 Fight

By Sebastian Strangio
Beijing has long maintained close relations to the ethnic armed groups lying along its borders with Myanmar.
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.

After Myanmar’s Military Coup, Arakan Army Accelerates Implementation of the ‘Way of Rakhita’
April 14, 2021

After Myanmar’s Military Coup, Arakan Army Accelerates Implementation of the ‘Way of Rakhita’

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
Despite its support for the national protest movement, various factors have contributed to the armed group’s relative silence since the coup.

Myanmar Coup Opponents Announce ‘Unity Government’, Interim Constitution
April 01, 2021

Myanmar Coup Opponents Announce ‘Unity Government’, Interim Constitution

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came as a special U.N. envoy warned that the country “is on the verge of spiraling into a failed state.”

Can Myanmar’s Protesters Win?
April 01, 2021

Can Myanmar’s Protesters Win?

By Tom Fawthrop
They are up against a ruthless, entrenched military. But history tells us not to underestimate the power of the people.

Myanmar’s Ethnic Groups Join Together to Reject Military Rule
February 27, 2021

Myanmar’s Ethnic Groups Join Together to Reject Military Rule

By Tom Fawthrop
The protest movement is boosted by rare ethnic solidarity as the nation unifies against the coup.
Myanmar Generals’ Path to ‘Eternal Peace’
February 08, 2021

Myanmar Generals’ Path to ‘Eternal Peace’

By Robert Bociaga
The peace process was already at a crossroads before the coup. With the Tatmadaw now in charge, what comes next?

The Lost World of the Lords of the Sky
October 23, 2020

The Lost World of the Lords of the Sky

By Robert Bociaga 
The tangled history of Shan State reveals the broken promises of a federal, truly democratic Myanmar.

Myanmar’s Upcoming 4th Union Peace Conference: Time for a Rethink
August 18, 2020

Myanmar’s Upcoming 4th Union Peace Conference: Time for a Rethink

By Seth Kane
The illusion of quick wins is plain for everyone to see. The international community might leverage this clarity to take stock.

Myanmar’s Ceasefire Falls Apart in Shan State
August 01, 2020

Myanmar’s Ceasefire Falls Apart in Shan State

By Maggi Quadrini
Instability in northern Shan state is increasing the forced displacement of locals, along other rights abuses.
Myanmar: Shattered Hopes for Peace
July 15, 2020

Myanmar: Shattered Hopes for Peace

By Robert Bociaga
As Myanmar heads into election season, ethnic groups are no longer optimistic about their life under NLD rule.

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