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How Myanmar’s Coup Has Reshaped Its Ethnic Conflicts
January 14, 2022

How Myanmar’s Coup Has Reshaped Its Ethnic Conflicts

By Thomas Kean
The coup has given way to potentially transformative negotiations aimed at the creation of a genuinely inclusive federal state.

A Rohingya Remembers Myanmar’s Brutal Crackdown in 2017
November 19, 2021

A Rohingya Remembers Myanmar’s Brutal Crackdown in 2017

“I fear for the future of my community and country under Myanmar’s dehumanizing, segregated system, but I see a chance for change.”
Army, Police Defections Growing, Claims Myanmar Shadow Government
October 18, 2021

Army, Police Defections Growing, Claims Myanmar Shadow Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The claim comes amid an intensifying armed struggle against the military junta that seized power in February.

Resistance Attacks on Myanmar Junta Growing in Frequency, Intensity
October 12, 2021

Resistance Attacks on Myanmar Junta Growing in Frequency, Intensity

By Sebastian Strangio
While the NUG's casualty figures are hard to verify, there is substantial evidence that civilian militias are striking increasing blows against the Tatmadaw.

EU Parliament Voices Support for Myanmar’s Opposition Government
October 11, 2021

EU Parliament Voices Support for Myanmar’s Opposition Government

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite the motion, Western support for the National Unity Government is likely to remain informal and unofficial.

Foreign Governments, Experts Urge Peace After Myanmar Opposition Announces Mass Uprising
September 09, 2021

Foreign Governments, Experts Urge Peace After Myanmar Opposition Announces Mass Uprising

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government's declaration of a "people's defensive war" has raised a host of political and ethical questions.

Myanmar Shadow Government Declares ‘National Uprising’ Against Military Rule
September 07, 2021

Myanmar Shadow Government Declares ‘National Uprising’ Against Military Rule

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government has declared an all-out struggle against the "military terrorists" that seized power in February.
Myanmar’s Opposition Shadow Government to Unveil $700m Budget
September 03, 2021

Myanmar’s Opposition Shadow Government to Unveil $700m Budget

By Sebastian Strangio
Outright victory might be difficult, but anti-coup opposition has enough resources to make life difficult for Myanmar's military junta.

Who Will Win the Battle for Myanmar’s UN Seat?
September 03, 2021

Who Will Win the Battle for Myanmar’s UN Seat?

By Tom Fawthrop
The stakes are high: the U.N. decision will give either the junta or the NUG the imprimatur of international legitimacy.

Myanmar’s Shadow Government Promises Justice for Rohingya Atrocities
August 26, 2021

Myanmar’s Shadow Government Promises Justice for Rohingya Atrocities

By Sebastian Strangio
But will the National Unity Government ever be in a position to implement its pledge?

As Rohingya Wait for Justice, Myanmar’s Military Continues to Revel in Impunity
August 25, 2021

As Rohingya Wait for Justice, Myanmar’s Military Continues to Revel in Impunity

By Wai Wai Nu and Khin Ohmar
Four years on, there is an urgent need for international action to tackle the Myanmar military's culture of impunity.
Myanmar’s Anti-Junta Resistance Inflicting Rising Casualties: Report
August 23, 2021

Myanmar’s Anti-Junta Resistance Inflicting Rising Casualties: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Nearly seven months since the coup, the armed resistance to the military junta continues to grow and expand.

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