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Myanmar’s Tepid Thingyan New Year

Myanmar’s Tepid Thingyan New Year

By Naw Theresa
Like much else, the country's normally raucous new year festivities have become a political battleground since the 2021 coup.

Myanmar’s National Unity Government Must Be Doing Something Right

Myanmar’s National Unity Government Must Be Doing Something Right

By Than N. Oo
While the country's shadow opposition has attracted criticism, it has made significant gains on both the political and diplomatic fronts.
Mapping Territorial Control in Post-Coup Myanmar: Flawed by Design?

Mapping Territorial Control in Post-Coup Myanmar: Flawed by Design?

By Han Ya
Attempts to map the areas controlled by the military junta and its various opponents frequently obscure more than they reveal.

Myanmar’s Revolution Has Entered a New, More Complicated Phase

Myanmar’s Revolution Has Entered a New, More Complicated Phase

By Tommy Walker
As the military junta’s losses mount, the resistance faces growing challenges of cohesion and coordination.

Ahead of Coup Anniversary, Myanmar Resistance Groups Release Political Roadmap

Ahead of Coup Anniversary, Myanmar Resistance Groups Release Political Roadmap

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government and three allies have released the most detailed plan yet for what would follow the collapse of the military regime.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Myanmar Court Sets March Auction for Imprisoned Leader’s Villa

Myanmar Court Sets March Auction for Imprisoned Leader’s Villa

By Sebastian Strangio
The lakeside villa, where Aung San Suu Kyi spent more than 15 years under house arrest, will go under the hammer on March 20.

Southeast Asia Likes Polarization – and That’s Not a Bad Thing

Southeast Asia Likes Polarization – and That’s Not a Bad Thing

By David Hutt
The region's problem is not that there is too much political contestation, but rather that there is not enough.
Good Rebels or Good Timing?: Myanmar’s MNDAA and Operation 1027

Good Rebels or Good Timing?: Myanmar’s MNDAA and Operation 1027

By Yaolong Xian
The rebel group has shed its reputation as an opium trafficking syndicate and pledged itself to the Spring Revolution. Is its transformation more than skin deep?

Is Myanmar’s Civil War Pushing the Country Toward Fragmentation?

Is Myanmar’s Civil War Pushing the Country Toward Fragmentation?

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
Resistance forces now face the challenge of building an ethnically inclusive and democratic state, something that no government in Myanmar has ever achieved.

Myanmar Resistance Forces Close In On Key Northeastern Town

Myanmar Resistance Forces Close In On Key Northeastern Town

By Sebastian Strangio
The MNDAA says that it is close to capturing Laukkai, the capital of the Kokang region in Shan State, a hub of online gambling and cyber-fraud operations.

How an ‘Unlikely Prisoner’ Survived 650 Days in Myanmar’s Jails

How an ‘Unlikely Prisoner’ Survived 650 Days in Myanmar’s Jails

By Sebastian Strangio
"The difference to the past," says economist Sean Turnell, "is that this junta does not seem to even pretend anymore that it has any sort of vision for Myanmar."
Myanmar Junta Extends State of Emergency for Fourth Time

Myanmar Junta Extends State of Emergency for Fourth Time

By Sebastian Strangio
The extension is an admission that the military has failed to quell the broad-based armed resistance to its rule.

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