The NUG’s promise of citizenship and full rights for the Rohingya has won it no meaningful help internationally, while being used by the junta to rally domestic support.
Make no mistake: The anti-junta resistance is making progress and it will prevail.
Generals ended the month by warning that the grand capital they had built, Naypyitaw, is now at risk.
A change of course under Thailand’s new government could allow ASEAN to get its act together on Myanmar and be taken more seriously on the global stage.
Policy changes announced in July suggest the regime is prioritizing winning approval from China and Russia, argues analyst Banyar Aung.
With the bloc’s future looking shaky due to its inability to handle the Myanmar crisis, China is securing its place as the dominant power in the region.
The Karen National Union and its allies say regime troops are on the retreat in Bago Region, leaving Naypyitaw vulnerable.
The international community, particularly neighboring countries, must be equally clear that the regime will not be allowed to act with impunity.
Indian activists Rini Ralte and Sanjay Valentine Gathia argue that more should be done to help refugees from Myanmar in eastern India.
The UN’s refusal to work with the NUG and ethnic armed groups on delivery is one of the main obstacles preventing aid from reaching 1.9 million people.