Meitei armed groups based along the Myanmar-India Border are fighting in Sagaing Region alongside junta troops against civilian resistance forces.
Beijing will continue to back the junta to protect its access to the Indian Ocean, but it has learned not to put all its eggs in one basket in its southern neighbor.
Many fear the junta is using the detained State Counselor as a bargaining chip by keeping her whereabouts a secret.
Those of us who live in hiding do so in order to survive; not for ourselves, but so we can continue doing our part to rid the country of dictatorship once and for all.
Having narrowly escaped arrest for his anti-junta activities, May Oo sometimes misses his former life but is focused on helping the revolution achieve a better future.
The people of Myanmar sympathize with their counterparts in Afghanistan, another strategically vital neighbor of China whose descent into dictatorship Beijing welcomes.
Over 300 police officers in Kayah State have joined the newly-established Karenni State Police to fight military rule.
The report details the mass killings of villagers in Sagaing in July, providing evidence of the junta’s war crimes and supporting the case that it be denied recognition.
Than Shwe envisioned permanent political supremacy for the military. Thein Sein’s attempt to realize it was rejected by the people. Min Aung Hlaing’s coup is Plan B.
Insein Prison in Yangon remains locked down with coronavirus cases spiking and thousands of political detainees being held in overcrowded conditions.
Myanmar’s military and Lukashenko’s autocratic regime have been quietly building ties, focused on arms sales, for over a decade; contact remains close following the coup.
Do the Tatmadaw’s generals and their cohorts believe the absurd fictions they use to justify their takeover and repressive rule? The answer is probably yes.
Economic interests and the bloc’s adherence to noninterference continue to overwhelm any qualms that may exist regarding the junta’s violence and rights violations.
The detained State Counselor is a global force for democracy. We must stand with—and for—her and the people of her country.
Academic Mon Mon Myat argues that Myanmar should look beyond a military dictator and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.