Meitei armed groups based along the Myanmar-India Border are fighting in Sagaing Region alongside junta troops against civilian resistance forces.
Residents recount how regime soldiers and armed militia executed 18 villagers and looted and burned down homes on September 9.
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.
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.
Co-leader of Wun Thar Nu Democratic Party claims that her party was included in a joint declaration issued by the USDP without any consultation or agreement.
A series of attacks on regime forces followed the shadow, civilian National Unity Government’s call for civilians to fight to end military rule.
Reports that the junta’s crackdown on political foes has diverted resources from drug interdiction recycle old fallacies about the narcotics trade in Myanmar.
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.
Ethnic armed groups increasingly skeptical about the idea of a federal state and their lack of unity threatens resistance to the military regime.
Over 300 police officers in Kayah State have joined the newly-established Karenni State Police to fight military rule.
The much-vaunted size of the junta’s forces may not prove to be decisive in the conflict the country faces.
The military’s crude messaging is a flashback to the discredited propaganda of previous regimes and only underscores the fact that nothing it says can be believed.
Unlike the military’s caretaker government of 1958-60, the present regime’s corrupt and violent administration faces unprecedented resistance from the people.
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.
On the 33rd anniversary of the 1988 protests on Sunday, people are being called on to show eight fingers on social media, wear red and throw red paint in the streets.