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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.

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19
September 11, 2020

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19

By Andrew Nachemson
Anti-migrant -- and especially anti-Rohingya and anti-Rakhine -- sentiments are undermining efforts to control the pandemic.

Aceh Offers Sanctuary to Rohingya After Grueling Sea Voyage
September 10, 2020

Aceh Offers Sanctuary to Rohingya After Grueling Sea Voyage

By Sebastian Strangio
The gesture of humanity casts into stark relief the challenges facing a resolution to the humanitarian emergency in Rakhine State.

Myanmar Soldiers Confess to Rakhine Atrocities
September 09, 2020

Myanmar Soldiers Confess to Rakhine Atrocities

By Sebastian Strangio
The graphic videotaped admissions mark a step towards international accountability – but there is a long way to go.
Rights Group: Satellite Images Show Myanmar Village Burning
May 27, 2020

Rights Group: Satellite Images Show Myanmar Village Burning

By Associated Press
The image was taken on May 16 and suggests at least 200 buildings were burned.

UN Human Rights Expert Accuses Myanmar Army of Fresh Abuses
May 01, 2020

UN Human Rights Expert Accuses Myanmar Army of Fresh Abuses

By Associated Press
A UN special rapporteur took aim at the Myanmar military for targeting ethnic minorities in Rakhine and Chin states.

India Plans to Augment Presence in Myanmar’s Troubled Rakhine State
March 26, 2020

India Plans to Augment Presence in Myanmar’s Troubled Rakhine State

By StoriesAsia
India is taking more direct stake in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

What Does Myanmar’s New Arakan Army Terrorist Designation Mean for the Country’s Security?
March 25, 2020

What Does Myanmar’s New Arakan Army Terrorist Designation Mean for the Country’s Security?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The move puts the focus on Naypyidaw’s approach to the group and the situation in Rakhine state amid wider political and security developments.
Xi Seeks to Boost Belt and Road With Myanmar Visit
January 19, 2020

Xi Seeks to Boost Belt and Road With Myanmar Visit

By Eleanor Albert
Myanmar's government seems eager to embrace China again; the public may have more reservations.

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