India is threatened with being encircled by a network of China-controlled ports and Beijing’s increasingly powerful navy.
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Despite calls from the civilian NUG and some member states for a new strategy, ASEAN, US continue to back the peace plan, which has been ignored by the junta for a year.
Despite a concerted campaign accusing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD of corruption, the Myanmar people know that it is the military regime which is truly dishonest.
ASEAN should lead the way on resolving the Myanmar crisis and the US should use its position as a global leader to back its efforts.
With ASEAN split over Myanmar, China and other issues, and the US preoccupied with Ukraine, new thinking on how to cooperate is needed on both sides.
A symbolically empty Myanmar chair may be presented at the US-ASEAN summit, but hollow gestures and words do nothing to help the people of the junta-ruled country.
With junta forces exhausted by fighting across the country, the regime wants a ceasefire with ethnic armed organizations to allow it to focus on resistance groups.
The Biden administration’s emphasis on the Quad has brought into question the meaning of its rhetorical support for ASEAN centrality.
The regime’s plan to hold a poll is just a ruse to extend its time in power for as long as possible.
The Karen National Union is accused of being willing to swap drugs for weapons, despite having no history of narcotics trafficking.
The answer is simple: Min Aung Hlaing is afraid.
Both Russia and Ukraine are major arms suppliers to the military, but now the junta will have to look elsewhere for weapons.
Min Aung Hlaing’s offer of dialogue with ethnic armed organizations is a sign he knows the junta faces an uphill battle against the resistance movement.
With the majority of the population united in their opposition to dictatorship and ever-increasing armed resistance, tensions are rising within military circles.
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