Junta Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is believed to want a new USDP chair to help smooth his path to the presidency.
Also this week, the regime shows once again it is living in fantasyland, discussing plans for food security and tourism, even as it undermines both.
The Irrawaddy looks at the individuals, groups and forces that shaped the course of events in one of the most tumultuous years in Myanmar’s modern history.
A year after the election that should have seen them take up seats in Parliament, NLD MPs said they will never yield to the junta’s campaign of terror against them.
Hit-and-run clashes with ethnic Burmese fighters in the heartland and urban guerrilla warfare now complicate the Tatmadaw’s traditional task of containing ethnic armies.
Political analyst Dr. Hla Kyaw Zaw discusses China’s policy towards Myanmar.