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Myanmar Military Extends State of Emergency For Third Time
February 02, 2023

Myanmar Military Extends State of Emergency For Third Time

By Sebastian Strangio
The six-month extension is likely to delay the "elections" that the coup government was planning to hold by August.

How Does The Myanmar Crisis End?
January 25, 2023

How Does The Myanmar Crisis End?

By David Hutt
The military junta's possible handover of power to a quasi-civilian "transition council" could create complications for the country's resistance forces.
Australian Economist Jailed in Myanmar Applauded in Parliament
December 02, 2022

Australian Economist Jailed in Myanmar Applauded in Parliament

By Rod McGuirk
Sean Turnell, 58, was arrested shortly after the February 2021 coup and spent more than 600 days in prison.

Myanmar Junta Sentences Australian Economist to 3 Years Prison
September 29, 2022

Myanmar Junta Sentences Australian Economist to 3 Years Prison

By Sebastian Strangio
Sean Turnell was sentenced alongside Aung San Suu Kyi, whom he served as an economic adviser prior to her overthrow last year.

Witnesses: Myanmar Air Attack Kills 13, Including 7 Children
September 20, 2022

Witnesses: Myanmar Air Attack Kills 13, Including 7 Children

By Grant Peck
The number of children killed in the air attack in Sagaing region appeared to be the highest since last February's coup.

Is Myanmar’s National Unity Government Ready to Govern?
September 06, 2022

Is Myanmar’s National Unity Government Ready to Govern?

By Philipp Annawitt
The opposition movement enjoys popular legitimacy and has a viable plan for Myanmar's future. The world is running out of excuses for not recognizing it.

Myanmar Junta Sentences Former Ambassador to 1 Year in Prison
September 05, 2022

Myanmar Junta Sentences Former Ambassador to 1 Year in Prison

By Sebastian Strangio
Vicky Bowman has been accused of violating a minor immigration regulation, but the true motivations of her arrest are clearly political.
Myanmar’s Executions Have Turned the Country’s Struggle Into a Zero-Sum Game 
August 19, 2022

Myanmar’s Executions Have Turned the Country’s Struggle Into a Zero-Sum Game 

By Minn Tent Bo
The recent resumption of executions has pushed the resistance movement in Myanmar into a zero-sum game with the military from which there can be no going back. 

Thailand’s Myanmar Policy Is Costing Communities on Both Sides of the Border
July 18, 2022

Thailand’s Myanmar Policy Is Costing Communities on Both Sides of the Border

By Patrick Phongsathorn
The Thai government appears increasingly complicit in the Myanmar junta’s deadly reign of terror.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Testifies in Election Fraud Trial
July 15, 2022

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Testifies in Election Fraud Trial

By Kiko Rosario
A conviction could lead to her party being dissolved and unable to participate in a new election the military has promised will take place in 2023.

An American Artist Who Stayed Behind in Myanmar
July 11, 2022

An American Artist Who Stayed Behind in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with David Richards about life under the junta.
Decapitation Video Points to Increasing Military Atrocities in Myanmar
July 06, 2022

Decapitation Video Points to Increasing Military Atrocities in Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The grisly video may have been purposefully leaked in order to terrorize civilians and deter them from supporting anti-regime resistance forces.

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