The damage to China’s standing among Myanmar’s people grows more serious with each day that Beijing supports the illegitimate military regime.
14 The News For 14 June 2021
Global financial institutions face a clear choice: commit to sanctions compliance or risk crippling penalties and losing access to the US financial system.
Prioritizing humanitarian assistance in negotiations with the junta risks legitimizing it and delaying action needed to end the regime’s violence against civilians.
With the US now more engaged in vaccine diplomacy, the two powers stand to benefit from working together to combat COVID-19 in Asia.
The junta can’t deliver the stability China needs on its southern border, and any hopes that ASEAN can have a positive influence are misguided.
The current regime leader is going even further than his predecessors in trying to bury the country’s most popular party; he will be even less successful.
Those who hope for direct US intervention in Myanmar should note that Responsibility to Protect is an afterthought among global powers, and Washington is no exception.
A few short years ago, the global elite who now so loudly condemn the coup were rewarding the ‘reformist’ generals with an obscene boom in Yangon’s property market.
Rising COVID-19 cases, migrant workers and refugees are a triple threat for Thai government.
Few military officers have shown as much greed as Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, and there is little doubt he is clinging to power to protect his economic interests.
Each day in Yangon and beyond, the regime’s increasingly besieged troops and police appear less like swaggering bullies and more like fearful targets.
In recent days, the nation’s elected leaders were brought before a court, and a tireless worker for democracy was murdered, simply because they chose to do what is right.
For any peace process to have a chance, both sides must realize that their current face-off is a lose-lose endeavor.
The upcoming ASEAN-US and ASEAN-China summits will be very significant as the bloc adjusts its relations with the two in a post-pandemic, post-Trump world.
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