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Myanmar’s Army Is Fighting a Multi-Front War
November 24, 2021

Myanmar’s Army Is Fighting a Multi-Front War

By Robert Bociaga
Is the Tatmadaw getting overstretched?

Can Defections Take Down Myanmar’s Military?
November 05, 2021

Can Defections Take Down Myanmar’s Military?

By Robert Bociaga
The post-coup resistance movement has its sights set on toppling the Tatmadaw once and for all – including by weakening the military from within.
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.

Myanmar’s All-Out War in the Making
September 17, 2021

Myanmar’s All-Out War in the Making

By Robert Bociaga
With both the NUG and the junta convinced of an inevitable victory, Myanmar is heading toward an even more violent period.

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 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.
Evidences Emerges of Junta ‘Massacre’ in Northwest Myanmar
August 06, 2021

Evidences Emerges of Junta ‘Massacre’ in Northwest Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
At least 40 people are alleged to have been killed by soldiers in a township that is a center of armed resistance to the military administration.

David and Goliath: Myanmar’s Armed Resistance at the Crossroads
July 27, 2021

David and Goliath: Myanmar’s Armed Resistance at the Crossroads

By Robert Bociaga
“We can’t just wait to get help until we die”: More and more protesters see no hope for a return to democracy outside of taking up arms.

Junta Forces Clash With Civilian Militia in Myanmar’s Second City
June 23, 2021

Junta Forces Clash With Civilian Militia in Myanmar’s Second City

By Sebastian Strangio
The clashes in Mandalay mark a significant escalation of the crisis prompted by the coup on February 1.

Can Myanmar’s New ‘People’s Defense Force’ Succeed?
May 06, 2021

Can Myanmar’s New ‘People’s Defense Force’ Succeed?

By Sebastian Strangio
The force is intended as a prelude to the eventual establishment of a Federal Union Army to battle the military junta.
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