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It’s Time to Take the Gloves Off on Myanmar
November 14, 2022

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
October 24, 2022

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
October 07, 2022

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
September 08, 2022

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
August 26, 2022

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
April 05, 2022

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.

Myanmar Timber Exports Continue, Despite Western Sanctions: Report
March 08, 2022

Myanmar Timber Exports Continue, Despite Western Sanctions: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the environmental advocacy group Forest Trends, much more can be done to strangle the junta's access to natural resource revenues.
Why Doesn’t the West Sell Weapons to Myanmar’s Anti-Junta Rebels?
February 04, 2022

Why Doesn’t the West Sell Weapons to Myanmar’s Anti-Junta Rebels?

By David Hutt
Whether or not direct military aid would help, Western governments should recognize that there is no going back to the status quo ante.

Marking Myanmar Coup Anniversary, Western Governments Target Judiciary With Sanctions
February 01, 2022

Marking Myanmar Coup Anniversary, Western Governments Target Judiciary With Sanctions

By Sebastian Strangio
The coordinated move follows a series of recent convictions against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

World Bank Says Myanmar’s Economic Outlook is ‘Critically Weak’
January 27, 2022

World Bank Says Myanmar’s Economic Outlook is ‘Critically Weak’

By Sebastian Strangio
The Bank estimates that Myanmar's economy is 30 percent smaller than it would have been were it not for the coup and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Western Oil Majors Announce Withdrawal From Crisis-Hit Myanmar
January 24, 2022

Western Oil Majors Announce Withdrawal From Crisis-Hit Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The move could suggest the impending imposition of economic sanctions on the country's state oil and gas enterprise.
France’s Total Backs Sanctions on Myanmar Oil and Gas Revenues
January 21, 2022

France’s Total Backs Sanctions on Myanmar Oil and Gas Revenues

By Sebastian Strangio
The shift is a major breakthrough for activists seeking to strangle the military government's main source of revenue.

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