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Can Sanctions Work in Myanmar?
May 21, 2021

Can Sanctions Work in Myanmar?

By Tom Fawthrop
Sanctions and mass boycotts have hurt the junta and driven investors away. Could stronger steps actually bring down the regime?
With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions
May 18, 2021

With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions

By Sebastian Strangio
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the U.S. will “continue to promote accountability for those responsible for the coup."

Myanmar’s Generals Aren’t Going Anywhere
May 03, 2021

Myanmar’s Generals Aren’t Going Anywhere

By George McLeod
As sanctions are reimposed, the country's old business elite is slowly clawing back the ground lost during a decade of reform.

Western Governments Intensify Diplomatic Pressure on Myanmar Junta
March 22, 2021

Western Governments Intensify Diplomatic Pressure on Myanmar Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
As Myanmar's junta digs in, the ultimate end goal of the growing international pressure remains unclear.

UN Security Council Urges Myanmar Junta to Exercise ‘Utmost Restraint’
March 11, 2021

UN Security Council Urges Myanmar Junta to Exercise ‘Utmost Restraint’

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came the day that the U.S. government imposed a third round of sanctions on Myanmar's military.
Myanmar Cracked Down Brutally on Protests. It May Get Worse.
March 06, 2021

Myanmar Cracked Down Brutally on Protests. It May Get Worse.

By Associated Press
Myanmar's military is banking on the world going no further than “harsh words, some economic sanctions and travel bans.”

US Imposes Trade Restrictions on Myanmar’s Military Junta
March 05, 2021

US Imposes Trade Restrictions on Myanmar’s Military Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came two days after at least 38 protesters were shot dead by security forces.
Myanmar After the Coup
March 01, 2021

Myanmar After the Coup

By Thompson Chau
Military leaders in Myanmar aim to project an air of “business as usual.” The realities on the ground suggest that it’s anything but.

Can Europe Make a Difference in Myanmar?
February 26, 2021

Can Europe Make a Difference in Myanmar?

By Sophie Boisseau du Rocher and Felix Heiduck
How the EU reacts to the coup is litmus test not only for its support of democracy in Myanmar, but also for its capacity to adjust to new systemic challenges in the region.

Is a Coup Worse Than a Genocide?
February 26, 2021

Is a Coup Worse Than a Genocide?

By Sebastian Strangio
The difference in Western governments' reaction to the two episodes suggests a misplaced focus on electoral procedures.

Myanmar Coup Leader: ‘Join Hands’ With Army for Democracy
February 12, 2021

Myanmar Coup Leader: ‘Join Hands’ With Army for Democracy

By Associated Press
Anti-coup protesters are unlikely to be swayed by Sen. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing's call for unity.
Singaporean Withdraws From Myanmar Military-Linked Tobacco Venture
February 09, 2021

Singaporean Withdraws From Myanmar Military-Linked Tobacco Venture

By Sebastian Strangio
A week on, the military coup is exacting an increasingly steep economic cost.

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