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Myanmar Shadow Government Forms COVID-19 Task Force
July 23, 2021

Myanmar Shadow Government Forms COVID-19 Task Force

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government hopes to capitalize on the junta's incompetent response to the current COVID-19 surge.

Myanmar Hemorrhages Jobs Due to Coup Crisis, COVID-19
July 22, 2021

Myanmar Hemorrhages Jobs Due to Coup Crisis, COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The International Labor Organization reports “a continuous deterioration in labor market conditions since the military takeover.”
Myanmar’s Junta Tries – and Fails – to Appoint a New UN Ambassador
July 21, 2021

Myanmar’s Junta Tries – and Fails – to Appoint a New UN Ambassador

By Sebastian Strangio
But the military's takeover has trapped foreign governments between dueling moral and diplomatic imperatives.

Yunnan Sees COVID-19 Spike as Myanmar Slides Toward ‘Super-Spreader’ State
July 21, 2021

Yunnan Sees COVID-19 Spike as Myanmar Slides Toward ‘Super-Spreader’ State

By Sebastian Strangio
The former head of the Myanmar's COVID-19 response says the country could be facing "up to 400,000" dead.

Myanmar’s Generals Are Struggling to Tell Their Story
July 19, 2021

Myanmar’s Generals Are Struggling to Tell Their Story

By Luke Hunt
Big lie campaigns don’t come cheap, as a spin doctor takes his leave 

Myanmar Plunges Into Deadly Third COVID-19 Wave
July 19, 2021

Myanmar Plunges Into Deadly Third COVID-19 Wave

By Naw Theresa
COVID-19 vaccination efforts have become fatally entangled in the hostilities unleashed by the February coup.

Give ASEAN Diplomacy a Chance in Myanmar
July 19, 2021

Give ASEAN Diplomacy a Chance in Myanmar

By Moez Hayat
Brunei’s adherence to the “ASEAN way” seeks a diplomatic solution to the crisis that also preserves the unity and continued relevance of the organization.
Myanmar: Sanctions Are the Key to a Democratic Future
July 16, 2021

Myanmar: Sanctions Are the Key to a Democratic Future

By Tin Tun Naing
To compel the military to change, Western governments need to go after the income that helps sustain it.

Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty
July 13, 2021

Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty

By Tomas Max Martin, Ergun Cakal, and Hannah Russell
Torture – and the fear that it engenders – has been central to the military junta’s efforts to quell popular resistance.

Myanmar Junta Imposes Fresh Charges on Aung San Suu Kyi
July 13, 2021

Myanmar Junta Imposes Fresh Charges on Aung San Suu Kyi

By Sebastian Strangio
The military is attempting to sideline the 76-year-old leader from Myanmar politics permanently.

Norway’s Telenor Sells Myanmar Telecoms Operation to Lebanese Firm
July 09, 2021

Norway’s Telenor Sells Myanmar Telecoms Operation to Lebanese Firm

By Sebastian Strangio
The buyer was M1 Group, a Beirut-based firm with links to Myanmar's military.
ASEAN and China Have Entered the ‘Zero Gravity Zone’ in Myanmar
July 08, 2021

ASEAN and China Have Entered the ‘Zero Gravity Zone’ in Myanmar

By Phar Kim Beng and Nik Luqman
Neither has shown that it has the ability, let alone the willingness, to address the country's escalating crisis.

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