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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.

Myanmar Junta Moves Aung San Suu Kyi Trial to New Prison Facility
June 23, 2022

Myanmar Junta Moves Aung San Suu Kyi Trial to New Prison Facility

By Sebastian Strangio
The ousted leader's transfer came as the military administration's defense minister attended an ASEAN meeting in Cambodia.

Arakan Army on Collision Course with the Military in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
June 07, 2022

Arakan Army on Collision Course with the Military in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Thomas Kean
While many hope that the AA will join the fight against the military junta, a return to war would be devastating for the people of Rakhine.

Myanmar’s Military Chief Pardons Prisoners to Mark Holiday
April 18, 2022

Myanmar’s Military Chief Pardons Prisoners to Mark Holiday

By Grant Peck
While around 1,600 prisoners have been freed, political detainees were not among those released.
Strife in Myanmar Curbs Traditional New Year Celebrations
April 13, 2022

Strife in Myanmar Curbs Traditional New Year Celebrations

By Grant Peck
The coronavirus pandemic curbed celebrations for the past two years, and the military’s ouster of the elected government last year further smothered the holiday spirit.

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