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Rakhine State

The Burning of Buthidaung: Allegations, Denials, and Silence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The Burning of Buthidaung: Allegations, Denials, and Silence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Naw Theresa
Reports of arson attacks and the mass displacement of Rohingya civilians in western Myanmar are being used as rhetorical weapons in the country's civil war.

UN Details ‘Disturbing’ New Atrocities Against Myanmar’s Rohingya

UN Details ‘Disturbing’ New Atrocities Against Myanmar’s Rohingya

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.N.'s human rights office says that tens of thousands have been forcibly displaced in what one expert described as a "hate-driven unnatural disaster."
Arakan Army Takes Key Town in Western Myanmar, While Denying Rohingya Attacks

Arakan Army Takes Key Town in Western Myanmar, While Denying Rohingya Attacks

By Sebastian Strangio
Rights groups have accused the Arakan Army of displacing tens of thousands of Rohingya civilians during its seizure of the town of Buthidaung.

Mapping Territorial Control in Post-Coup Myanmar: Flawed by Design?

Mapping Territorial Control in Post-Coup Myanmar: Flawed by Design?

By Han Ya
Attempts to map the areas controlled by the military junta and its various opponents frequently obscure more than they reveal.

Ethnic Resistance Group Claims Capture of Hundreds of Soldiers in Western Myanmar

Ethnic Resistance Group Claims Capture of Hundreds of Soldiers in Western Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The Arakan Army claims that it has overrun the 15th Military Operations Command headquarters in northern Rakhine State.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Moving Towards Understanding and Reconciliation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Moving Towards Understanding and Reconciliation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Christopher Win
Recent comments by the commander of the Arakan Army have prompted a heated debate about history, language, and ethnic identity.

Last Flights Out of Sittwe

Last Flights Out of Sittwe

By Naw Theresa
As resistance forces move within striking distance of the capital of Rakhine State, many of its inhabitants are seeking a way out.
Myanmar’s Military Is Playing a Dangerous Game in Rakhine State

Myanmar’s Military Is Playing a Dangerous Game in Rakhine State

By Kyaw Lynn
The army's reported plan to conscript Rohingya civilians could worsen the region's already fragile ethnic relations.

Has the Indian Flagship Kaladan Project in Myanmar Hit a Dead End?

Has the Indian Flagship Kaladan Project in Myanmar Hit a Dead End?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
A stretch of highway that is yet to be completed runs through areas in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine States which are seeing some of the worst fighting in recent months.

A New Era is Dawning For the People of Myanmar’s Rakhine State

A New Era is Dawning For the People of Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
After years of conflict and ethnic cleansing, recent military gains by the Arakan Army have opened up fresh possibilities for the region's future.

Myanmar’s Conflict Takes Its Toll on Popular Coastal Resort Town

Myanmar’s Conflict Takes Its Toll on Popular Coastal Resort Town

By Jan Olson
On Ngapali Beach, the sands are deserted, the hotels stand empty, and many locals are struggling to make ends meet.
Rohingya Ocean Death Toll Worst in Nearly a Decade, UN Says

Rohingya Ocean Death Toll Worst in Nearly a Decade, UN Says

By Sebastian Strangio
Deteriorating conditions in the refugee camps of Bangladesh are pushing increasing numbers of people to take their chances on dangerous sea voyages.

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