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Myanmar Court Sentences Former Minister to 10 Years Prison

Myanmar Court Sentences Former Minister to 10 Years Prison

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrest of the previously "untouchable" Ye Htut hints at internal struggles within the junta as it suffers continued battlefield reverses.
‘Operation 1027’: The End of the Beginning of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution

‘Operation 1027’: The End of the Beginning of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution

By Htet Min Lwin and Thiha Wint Aung
The dramatic events of the past month reflect the junta's waning legitimacy, but the battle for the country's future is only just beginning.

Myanmar’s NUG Needs To Win the Peace

Myanmar’s NUG Needs To Win the Peace

By David Hutt
As the collapse of the military junta begins to seem possible, attention turns to what might be established in its place.

The Dwindling Prospects For Russian and Chinese-Backed Infrastructure Projects in Myanmar

The Dwindling Prospects For Russian and Chinese-Backed Infrastructure Projects in Myanmar

By Syah Vaghji
Growing political turbulence, especially in the northern part of Shan State, has drastically narrowed the chances of progress on a host of large-scale projects.

‘Operation 1027’: A Turning-Point For Myanmar’s Resistance Struggle?

‘Operation 1027’: A Turning-Point For Myanmar’s Resistance Struggle?

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing and Naing Lin
Some Myanmar observers hope that the coordinated offensive in Shan State will catalyze wider changes, and even lead to the collapse of the military administration.
Former Myanmar Information Minister Arrested Over Social Media Posts

Former Myanmar Information Minister Arrested Over Social Media Posts

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrest of the former army officer followed the imposition of heavy prison terms on two high-ranking members of the military government.

Myanmar Ethnic Armies Launch Major Offensive in Shan State

Myanmar Ethnic Armies Launch Major Offensive in Shan State

By Sebastian Strangio
The Three Brotherhood Alliance has launched coordinated attacks aimed at dislodging the junta and its allies from strategically important regions of Shan State bordering China.
Victims of Myanmar Junta File War Crimes Charges in Philippine Court

Victims of Myanmar Junta File War Crimes Charges in Philippine Court

By Sebastian Strangio
The case, filed on behalf of five ethnic Chin complainants, is the latest in a string of attempts to bring the country's generals to justice in a foreign jurisdiction.

Activists Call for Probe Into Alleged Indonesian Arms Sales to Myanmar

Activists Call for Probe Into Alleged Indonesian Arms Sales to Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
A complaint filed with the country's Human Rights Commission claims that three state-owned firms have transferred arms to Myanmar's military in recent years, including since the 2021 coup.

Myanmar’s Military Junta Is Weaponizing Access to Life-Saving Vaccines

Myanmar’s Military Junta Is Weaponizing Access to Life-Saving Vaccines

By Zaw Wai Soe
As with international aid shipments, basic inoculations are being distributed on the basis of political loyalty.

Press Watchdogs Condemn Myanmar Photojournalist’s ‘Grotesque’ Imprisonment

Press Watchdogs Condemn Myanmar Photojournalist’s ‘Grotesque’ Imprisonment

By Sebastian Strangio
Photographer Sai Zaw Thaike was sentenced to 20 years in prison, the harshest term handed down against any journalist since the 2021 coup.
ASEAN Tweaks Its Approach Toward Military-Ruled Myanmar

ASEAN Tweaks Its Approach Toward Military-Ruled Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The Southeast Asian bloc has taken a number of small but important steps forward in its handling of the country's crisis.

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