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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.

ASEAN Plans to Expedite Myanmar Response: Singapore
July 07, 2021

ASEAN Plans to Expedite Myanmar Response: Singapore

By Sebastian Strangio
The Southeast Asian bloc has so far struggled to implement its "five-point consensus."

Amid Coup Crisis, COVID-19 Hits New Daily Highs in Myanmar
July 07, 2021

Amid Coup Crisis, COVID-19 Hits New Daily Highs in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
With health workers on strike and much of the public in open rebellion, a new wave of infections could prove devastating.
Myanmar Junta Bars Foreign Telecom Executives From Exiting the Country
July 05, 2021

Myanmar Junta Bars Foreign Telecom Executives From Exiting the Country

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement followed reports that the Norwegian telecom operator Telenor was considering selling off its Myanmar operation.

US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Myanmar’s Military Junta
July 05, 2021

US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Myanmar’s Military Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement followed reports that security forces killed at least 25 people in central Myanmar.

Bereft of International Support, Myanmar’s Protesters Turn to Violent Resistance
July 02, 2021

Bereft of International Support, Myanmar’s Protesters Turn to Violent Resistance

By Kristina Kironska
As the country's crisis deepens, the lines between attack and defense are beginning to blur.

Activists, Journalists Included in Myanmar Prisoner Release
July 01, 2021

Activists, Journalists Included in Myanmar Prisoner Release

By Grant Peck
The military gave no reason for the sudden release of prisoners, which included many detained since its February coup.
Myanmar’s Junta ‘Tightens Its Grip’ on Jade Billions: Report
June 30, 2021

Myanmar’s Junta ‘Tightens Its Grip’ on Jade Billions: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The military's control of the prized mineral will fuel further conflict and offer it an economic lifeline.

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