An analysis of Myanmar’s military leaders shows what they have in common: they all kill civilians, steal Myanmar’s assets and invest heavily in glitzy religious monuments.
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.
Rakhine State has been largely peaceful since the coup, but there are signs the ceasefire between the AA and the junta may be breaking down.
The regime’s plan to hold a poll is just a ruse to extend its time in power for as long as possible.
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.
Pornpimol Kanchanalak clearly has the Thai foreign minister’s trust, but it remains to be seen what she can bring to efforts to tackle Myanmar’s many problems.
A loose federation based on overlapping ethnicities and common values, with an illegitimate central government, is being created by the junta’s blunders.
The junta’s Minister for International Cooperation has spent much of his career defending past and present military regimes and pumping out propaganda for dictators.
The COVID-19 surge in Myanmar poses a super-spreader threat and without cross-border vaccination, Thailand could be at risk.
Min Aung Hlaing has decorated regime figures and spent hundreds of billions of kyats on titles and pensions when the economy is in chaos.
Rapid rise of Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun suggests he is in pole position to succeed Senior General Min Aung Hlaing if he runs for president.
Noeleen Heyzer has prompted an outcry by urging opponents of the junta to negotiate a power-sharing deal, then refusing to acknowledge, let alone amend, her comments.
Beijing’s praise for Hun Sen’s engagement with the junta, which has divided ASEAN, signals China’s eagerness to resume infrastructure projects in its southern neighbor.
Almost 50 years of dictatorship destroyed the military’s once proud reputation established under its founder General Aung San.
Coming on the heels of the general’s humiliating ASEAN snub, the ex-US diplomat’s visit gave Min Aung Hlaing’s internal propaganda campaign a timely shot in the arm.