Tasked with fighting a full-fledged war in the heartland, it remains to be seen whether the military will splinter or double down on its atrocities.
Reports that the junta’s crackdown on political foes has diverted resources from drug interdiction recycle old fallacies about the narcotics trade in Myanmar.
Ethnic armed groups increasingly skeptical about the idea of a federal state and their lack of unity threatens resistance to the military regime.
Ethnic armed groups attacked regime forces in Karen, Kayah and Shan states.
Despite post-coup chaos, the COVID-19 pandemic and rising anti-China sentiment, the military regime is pushing forward with Beijing-backed infrastructure projects.
The coup makes Wa integration with the rest of Myanmar even less likely; for now, both the UWSA and the junta will make the most of mutually beneficial ties with China.
Global Witness has called for worldwide ban on the trade in Myanmar jade, warning that the regime plans a ‘massive fire sale to help it fund its operations’.
A US author’s account of the challenges facing a Kachin activist/businessman and a Bamar photojournalist takes on added resonance in the wake of the Feb. 1 military coup.
The current regime leader is going even further than his predecessors in trying to bury the country’s most popular party; he will be even less successful.
The Rawang people’s militia near the Chinese border is reportedly forcing villagers to fight the Kachin Independence Army and the NLD’s new forces.
Armed groups in Kachin and Karen States are battling regime forces and offering shelter and support to anti-coup protesters.
Two parallel governments were formed to challenge Myanmar’s earlier military dictatorships although the men with guns retained power.
U Thein Nyunt, a former senior NLD official, was branded a turncoat after accepting a seat on the military regime’s State Administrative Council.
The EU has also targeted the military-run Myanma Economic Holdings Public and Myanmar Economic Corporation to apply financial pressure on the regime.
Clashes in the north and northeast of the country resulted in the death of a Tatmadaw battalion commander.