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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.
Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall
October 20, 2021

Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall

By Dominic Oo and John Liu
The February coup has rapidly unwound a decade of economic progress, while foreign investors are headed for the exits.

An Italian Job in Myanmar
September 01, 2021

An Italian Job in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
The EIA report finds Italian companies continue illicit teak trade with Myanmar

Myanmar’s Generals Are Struggling to Tell Their Story
July 19, 2021

Myanmar’s Generals Are Struggling to Tell Their Story

By Luke Hunt
Big lie campaigns don’t come cheap, as a spin doctor takes his leave 

Myanmar: Sanctions Are the Key to a Democratic Future
July 16, 2021

Myanmar: Sanctions Are the Key to a Democratic Future

By Tin Tun Naing
To compel the military to change, Western governments need to go after the income that helps sustain it.
US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Myanmar’s Military Junta
July 05, 2021

US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Myanmar’s Military Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement followed reports that security forces killed at least 25 people in central Myanmar.

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