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Myanmar Junta Launches Crackdown on Gold, Currency Traders

Myanmar Junta Launches Crackdown on Gold, Currency Traders

By Sebastian Strangio
The massive gap between the black market and official rates for the kyat has created lucrative opportunities for arbitrage.

Junta Airstrike Hits Wedding in Myanmar’s North, Dozens Feared Dead

Junta Airstrike Hits Wedding in Myanmar’s North, Dozens Feared Dead

By Sebastian Strangio
As the military junta loses ground, it has come to rely more heavily on air strikes to wreak vengeance on resistance-held areas.
Deportation of Myanmar Nationals From Manipur Could Favor Myanmar’s Junta

Deportation of Myanmar Nationals From Manipur Could Favor Myanmar’s Junta

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Resistance forces fighting the junta in Sagaing Region may not be able to retreat to Manipur for shelter, henceforth.

Ethnic Resistance Group Claims Capture of Hundreds of Soldiers in Western Myanmar

Ethnic Resistance Group Claims Capture of Hundreds of Soldiers in Western Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The Arakan Army claims that it has overrun the 15th Military Operations Command headquarters in northern Rakhine State.

Myanmar Junta Bans Men From Overseas Work in Bid to Stymie Draft Dodgers

Myanmar Junta Bans Men From Overseas Work in Bid to Stymie Draft Dodgers

By Sebastian Strangio
The enforcement of the People’s Military Service Law has prompted thousands of young people to flee the country.

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Myanmar Military Releases Over 3,000 Prisoners in Thingyan Amnesty

Myanmar Military Releases Over 3,000 Prisoners in Thingyan Amnesty

By Sebastian Strangio
Among those released was Dr. Hkalam Samson, a prominent Kachin Christian leader, and three members of the National League for Democracy.

Thailand Confirms Myanmar Military Evacuation Flight Request After Latest Resistance Gains

Thailand Confirms Myanmar Military Evacuation Flight Request After Latest Resistance Gains

By Sebastian Strangio
The fall of the town of Myawaddy to resistance forces could shift the battlefield and diplomatic dynamics of the country's conflict.
Is India Finally Waking Up to a New Reality in Western Myanmar?

Is India Finally Waking Up to a New Reality in Western Myanmar?

By Angshuman Choudhury
An Indian delegation met a delegation of the Arakan Army recently. Does it signal a shift in India’s approach to Myanmar?

Myanmar’s Military Is Playing a Dangerous Game in Rakhine State

Myanmar’s Military Is Playing a Dangerous Game in Rakhine State

By Kyaw Lynn
The army's reported plan to conscript Rohingya civilians could worsen the region's already fragile ethnic relations.

Myanmar’s NUG Condemns Military Conscription Drive, Vows to Resist

Myanmar’s NUG Condemns Military Conscription Drive, Vows to Resist

By Sebastian Strangio
The resistance group said that the public "is not required to comply" with the February 10 order.

Myanmar Junta to Begin Enforcing Military Conscription Law

Myanmar Junta to Begin Enforcing Military Conscription Law

By Sebastian Strangio
The move speaks to the military's desperation to replenish its ranks and reverse its recent battlefield losses.
Myanmar Junta Again Extends State of Emergency Ahead of Coup Anniversary

Myanmar Junta Again Extends State of Emergency Ahead of Coup Anniversary

By Sebastian Strangio
With resistance forces gaining ground across the country, the military's plans to hold elections later this year are looking increasingly delusional.

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