Despite the wishful thinking of the past decade, the Tatmadaw leadership have never accepted basic democratic norms like elections, and they never will.
30 The News For 30 July 2021
The pandemic crisis has shown that Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a retired general who seized power in a military coup in 2014, is unfit for the job.
Calls are mounting for the international community and neighboring countries to step in to secure humanitarian access to Myanmar to deal with its COVID-19 upsurge.
Despite post-coup chaos, the COVID-19 pandemic and rising anti-China sentiment, the military regime is pushing forward with Beijing-backed infrastructure projects.
For Min Aung Hlaing, throwing political enemies like U Nyan Win into COVID-infested jails is just another method of exterminating them.
While Washington lags behind China, it is catching up as the Biden administration unveils plans to distribute vaccines independently and through the WHO’s Covax scheme.
Today we remember the killings of Gen. Aung San and his colleagues in 1947; the independence hero’s daughter has suffered an even worse fate than his.
As crematoriums overflow, many now believe the regime is simply killing the people without bullets.
ARSA, which the Myanmar military says is responsible for attacks in Rakhine State, has been tied to both the Pakistani intelligence service and radical Muslim terror groups.
Sensing a diplomatic windfall, Russia is courting closer ties in regional capitals, many of whose governments feel marginalized by Washington's democratic agenda.
Beijing is believed to support the northern Shan-based SSPP and to distrust their Shan rivals, the RCSS.
Through its incompetence, Myanmar’s dictatorial junta has exacerbated the country’s third wave of COVID-19.
The coup makes Wa integration with the rest of Myanmar even less likely; for now, both the UWSA and the junta will make the most of mutually beneficial ties with China.
After five months of worsening instability on its border, Beijing would be open to a negotiated settlement, some NLD insiders say.
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