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Thailand Ready to Accept 100,000 Refugees, Foreign Minister Says

Thailand Ready to Accept 100,000 Refugees, Foreign Minister Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The impending fall of the border town of Myawaddy to ethnic Karen rebels has raised fears of junta air attacks that could drive thousands of civilians into Thailand.

Myanmar Rebels on Verge of Seizing Key Border Town, Group Claims

Myanmar Rebels on Verge of Seizing Key Border Town, Group Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
If confirmed, the surrender of the military garrison in Myawaddy on the Thai border would mark another serious defeat for the junta.
Myanmar and the Voices of a Revolution

Myanmar and the Voices of a Revolution

By Luke Hunt
The Myanmar junta's conscription drive has backfired, bolstering the rebels' ranks.

Myanmar Humanitarian Corridor to Be Established Soon, Thai FM Says

Myanmar Humanitarian Corridor to Be Established Soon, Thai FM Says

By Sebastian Strangio
But the ASEAN-endorsed aid plan will be tightly constrained by its reliance on the cooperation of Myanmar's military junta.

Why Thailand Should Mediate the Crisis in Myanmar

Why Thailand Should Mediate the Crisis in Myanmar

By Brian Wong and Tidarat Yingcharoen
The case for proactive, multilateral, pro-peace diplomacy.

Soccer is Empowering Burmese Migrant Girls on the Thai Border

Soccer is Empowering Burmese Migrant Girls on the Thai Border

By Shalini Perumal
Sports programs run by the organization PlayOnside offer girls and young women displaced by Myanmar's civil war an escape from patriarchal social expectations.

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace

By Sebastian Strangio
The aircraft strayed into Thai airspace on the same day as a Thai military delegation traveled to Naypyidaw for border talks.
Thailand Sees Fresh Surge of Refugees, Migrants from Myanmar: Report

Thailand Sees Fresh Surge of Refugees, Migrants from Myanmar: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
A Thailand-based NGO claims that Thai police have detained nearly 20,000 people trying to cross the border in the last five months alone.

Myanmar OKs Use of Thai Currency in Border Trade

Myanmar OKs Use of Thai Currency in Border Trade

By Elaine Kurtenbach
Seeking to limit Myanmar’s reliance on the U.S. dollar in trade, the military-led administration has agreed to accept Thai baht and plans a similar arrangement to accept Indian rupees.

Border Trade Authorities Wary of Myanmar’s COVID-19 Second Wave

Border Trade Authorities Wary of Myanmar’s COVID-19 Second Wave

By Shah Suraj Bharat
Since a recent spike in infections, border authorities in China and Thailand have tightened restrictions on trade with Myanmar.

Thailand’s Migrant Workers in a Changing Legal System

Thailand’s Migrant Workers in a Changing Legal System

By Maximillian Morch
12 months after a controversial Royal Ordinance on foreign laborers, how have things changed for Thailand’s migrant workforce?
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