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Relief Agencies Should Push for Independent Access to Myanmar’s Rakhine State
September 10, 2021

Relief Agencies Should Push for Independent Access to Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Laetitia Van Den Assum and Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
Since the February coup, the Arakan Army has reportedly gained effective control of 75 percent of the state's townships.

Arakan Army Seeks to Build ‘Inclusive’ Administration in Rakhine State
August 31, 2021

Arakan Army Seeks to Build ‘Inclusive’ Administration in Rakhine State

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
The armed group's decision to include Muslim Rohingya representatives in local administration marks a sharp break with a succession of central governments.
Rakhine State – Southeast Asia’s Next Marawi?
April 15, 2021

Rakhine State – Southeast Asia’s Next Marawi?

By Jasminder Singh
Myanmar's political crisis has created the conditions for a possible widening of the jihadi theater in Southeast Asia.

The Myanmar Military is Trying to Divide and Terrorize the People. We Must Resist.
March 19, 2021

The Myanmar Military is Trying to Divide and Terrorize the People. We Must Resist.

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
From the perspective of democracy and universal human rights, the common enemy is clear.

Myanmar After the 2021 Coup: Internal Security and Geopolitical Consequences
February 05, 2021

Myanmar After the 2021 Coup: Internal Security and Geopolitical Consequences

By Ankit Panda
How will the February 1, 2021, coup in Myanmar affect the country’s internal security and foreign relations?

Will Supplementary Elections Be Held in Myanmar’s Rakhine State?
January 11, 2021

Will Supplementary Elections Be Held in Myanmar’s Rakhine State?

By Sebastian Strangio
The Tatmadaw and Arakan Army are both in favor, but the ruling National League for Democracy remains hesitant.

Ceasefire Raises Hopes of Elections in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
December 07, 2020

Ceasefire Raises Hopes of Elections in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Sebastian Strangio
The most important obstacle – a ceasefire – is now in place, but many more challenges remain.
A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar
December 03, 2020

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar

By Gene Ryack
A long-running war and COVID-19 muddle development in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar.

Why Next Month’s Elections Could Worsen Ethnic Tensions in Myanmar
October 26, 2020

Why Next Month’s Elections Could Worsen Ethnic Tensions in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Myanmar's electoral system concentrates power in the hands of the Burman majority, the root cause of decades of civil conflict.

Myanmar Calls Off Polling in Rakhine, Shan Conflict Zones
October 19, 2020

Myanmar Calls Off Polling in Rakhine, Shan Conflict Zones

By Sebastian Strangio
The cancellations were expected, but some say the decisions were selective and benefit the ruling National League for Democracy.

Rights Group Details ‘Squalid and Abusive’ Conditions in Myanmar Camps
October 08, 2020

Rights Group Details ‘Squalid and Abusive’ Conditions in Myanmar Camps

By Sebastian Strangio
A new report from Human Rights Watch details the inhumane conditions within Rakhine State's archipelago of internal displacement camps.
The Problem with the Myanmar Army’s Admissions of Guilt
September 17, 2020

The Problem with the Myanmar Army’s Admissions of Guilt

By Maggi Quadrini
Admissions of guilt for atrocities are usually the prelude to closed-door trials lacking any real degree of transparency or accountability.

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