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Western Governments Announce New Round of Sanctions on Myanmar’s Military

Western Governments Announce New Round of Sanctions on Myanmar’s Military

By Sebastian Strangio
The measures included the U.S. Treasury Department's first sanctions against the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise, the military's largest single source of foreign revenue.

US Announces Sanctions Targeting Myanmar Military’s Access to Jet Fuel

US Announces Sanctions Targeting Myanmar Military’s Access to Jet Fuel

By Sebastian Strangio
The move comes in response to a marked uptick in junta air strikes on resistance forces and civilian populations.
Defections, Rather Than Sanctions, Are What Is Needed For Myanmar

Defections, Rather Than Sanctions, Are What Is Needed For Myanmar

By David Hutt
The current Western approach may be pushing tycoons and senior officials into the military's arms. Better to entice them in the other direction.

US Imposes New Sanctions on Military-Ruled Myanmar

US Imposes New Sanctions on Military-Ruled Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The latest round of sanctions aims to cut off the Myanmar military's access to aviation fuel, following a series of deadly airstrikes on civilian populations.

It’s Time for the Leadership of Myanmar’s NUG to Step Up

It’s Time for the Leadership of Myanmar’s NUG to Step Up

By Luke Hunt
Western sanctions should be welcomed but the country's opposition must do more.

Foreign Companies Enabling Myanmar’s Domestic Arms Industry: Report

Foreign Companies Enabling Myanmar’s Domestic Arms Industry: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Since the late 1980s, the military has developed a "multi-faceted arms industrial complex" that has cushioned it from the impact of Western sanctions and arms embargoes.

It’s Time to Take the Gloves Off on Myanmar

It’s Time to Take the Gloves Off on Myanmar

By Justyna Gudzowska and Yadanar Maung
As the military junta’s atrocities increase, it is high time for the U.S. and like-minded partners to adopt much stronger targeted sanctions.
International Financial Watchdog Adds Myanmar to Blacklist

International Financial Watchdog Adds Myanmar to Blacklist

By Sebastian Strangio
The Financial Action Task Force said the move was a result of the country's persistent failures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

US Announces Sanctions on Myanmar Military-Linked Arms Broker

US Announces Sanctions on Myanmar Military-Linked Arms Broker

By Sebastian Strangio
Aung Moe Myint and his Dynasty International company are accused of procuring Russian-made arms from Belarus for the military.

Myanmar Set For Blacklisting by Financial Watchdog: Report

Myanmar Set For Blacklisting by Financial Watchdog: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Nikkei Asia is reporting that the Financial Action Task Force is likely to add the military-ruled nation to its "call for action" list at a meeting next month.

Myanmar Junta Trumpets Continuing Flow of Natural Gas Revenues

Myanmar Junta Trumpets Continuing Flow of Natural Gas Revenues

By Sebastian Strangio
Its Commerce Ministry claims that the state earned $819 million from gas exports from April to July, mostly to Thailand and China.
Myanmar Financial Holdings and U.S.-Singapore Contention

Myanmar Financial Holdings and U.S.-Singapore Contention

By Drake Tien
Given its financial ties to Myanmar, Singapore's cooperation is vital if the world is to choke off the military junta's revenue streams.

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