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 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.
Martin Griffiths’ ‘breakthrough’ on Rakhine obscures the fact that no global aid is getting to resistance strongholds and only serves the junta’s propaganda.
Junta decision-making has been driven by three characteristics since the coup: unpredictability, obstinacy, and insincerity.
A look at how the military junta utilizes criminal businesses to its advantage.
The regime is fighting a losing war, with no viable strategy in the face of an increasingly organized uprising and public outrage over atrocities.
The generals are not as thick-skinned as many assume; it is local rights groups and media organizations that most infuriate them, and who most deserve outside support.
As Pita Limjaroenrat’s case shows, Thai elections are a smokescreen; the military, monarchy, judiciary and bureaucracy continue to call the shots.