Beijing has long played a complex diplomatic game in its southern neighbor, hedging its bets by courting all stakeholders; the UN representation issue is no different.
Reports that the junta’s crackdown on political foes has diverted resources from drug interdiction recycle old fallacies about the narcotics trade in Myanmar.
Special Envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang visited from Aug. 21 to 28, the Chinese government said Tuesday. Myanmar’s junta has been mum on the trip.
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.
Many people are refusing Chinese vaccines, citing concerns over their effectiveness and saying they won’t accept help from an ally of the military regime.
Despite post-coup chaos, the COVID-19 pandemic and rising anti-China sentiment, the military regime is pushing forward with Beijing-backed infrastructure projects.
Sensing a diplomatic windfall, Russia is courting closer ties in regional capitals, many of whose governments feel marginalized by Washington's democratic agenda.
Academic Mon Mon Myat argues that Myanmar should look beyond a military dictator and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
In its delayed final report, the Asian Network for Free Elections praised the vote’s inclusivity and rejected military claims of fraud in the NLD’s landslide victory.
As the military takeover in Myanmar turns three months on Saturday, we chart the major events that have shaped the tragic period.
Late activist U Win Tin vowed to wear a blue shirt after his release from jail – in reference to his prison uniform – to demand freedom for all other political prisoners.
The regime claims activists have attacked police stations, government offices, bridges, telecoms towers and factories, although most attacks occur during curfew hours.
Myanmar’s military regime is following a familiar playbook after seizing power and overturning democracy.
ASEAN’s failure to act in the face of atrocities in Myanmar makes a mockery of its promise to promote regional peace and prosperity.