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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.

Kachin Insurgents Shoot Down Myanmar Military Helicopter
May 04, 2021

Kachin Insurgents Shoot Down Myanmar Military Helicopter

By Sebastian Strangio
The counterattack came after days of Myanmar military air strikes against Kachin Independence Army positions.
Myanmar’s Generals Aren’t Going Anywhere
May 03, 2021

Myanmar’s Generals Aren’t Going Anywhere

By George McLeod
As sanctions are reimposed, the country's old business elite is slowly clawing back the ground lost during a decade of reform.

Myanmar Ethnic Rebel Coalition to Begin Unity Talks: Report
April 29, 2021

Myanmar Ethnic Rebel Coalition to Begin Unity Talks: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement are looking to build an "all-inclusive" ethnic minority front against the junta.

ASEAN’s Next Steps for Ending the Myanmar Crisis
April 29, 2021

ASEAN’s Next Steps for Ending the Myanmar Crisis

By Muhammad Waffaa Kharisma
ASEAN's special envoy to Myanmar has the potential to push the warring parties onto the path of peaceful dialogue.

Assessing the Outcome of ASEAN’s Special Meeting on Myanmar
April 27, 2021

Assessing the Outcome of ASEAN’s Special Meeting on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The outcome of the special summit reflected both ASEAN's limitations and the intractable nature of the country's crisis.

Global Norms Are Under Attack in Post-Coup Myanmar
April 23, 2021

Global Norms Are Under Attack in Post-Coup Myanmar

By Aung Kyaw and Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
The world's action – or inaction – will have an impact far beyond Myanmar's own borders.
Can the ASEAN Leaders Meeting Address the Crisis in Myanmar?
April 23, 2021

Can the ASEAN Leaders Meeting Address the Crisis in Myanmar?

By Lina Alexandra and Evan A. Laksmana
Despite the many political obstacles, an ASEAN-led option seems like the best of the bad options available.

What ASEAN Leaders Should Say to the Head of Myanmar’s Junta
April 20, 2021

What ASEAN Leaders Should Say to the Head of Myanmar’s Junta

By Dino Patti Djalal
At this weekend's summit, Southeast Asian leaders need to take a firm and principled stance.

Myanmar Coup Opponents Announce National Unity Government
April 19, 2021

Myanmar Coup Opponents Announce National Unity Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The move marks the beginning of a protracted struggle for the country's future.

Myanmar’s Civil War Has Already Begun
April 19, 2021

Myanmar’s Civil War Has Already Begun

By Philipp Annawitt
Here’s what the international community can and should do about it.
Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Set for April 24
April 16, 2021

Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Set for April 24

By Sebastian Strangio
After weeks of planning, the long-promised emergency meeting on the crisis in Myanmar finally has a date.

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