Appearance by Russian official at Armed Forces Day event raises eyebrows and stirs dismay; arms sales are part of the agenda.
As peaceful protest hardens into resistance—albeit with makeshift weapons—and ethnic armies side with the people, all-out war appears increasingly unavoidable.
With the world recoiling from its brutality, Myanmar’s junta needs a friend it can rely on—and Moscow is only too happy to oblige. Beijing will surely be taking note.
‘White monkeys’ and ‘white messiahs’ fail to see that Myanmar’s future is in the hands of its own people, not armchair diplomats.
Thai Foreign Ministry believes it sees a glimmer of hope for a peaceful solution.
The giant neighbor’s strategic and economic interests are at risk if the country descends into civil war.
In the absence of meaningful international action against the military junta, Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Organizations have a new role to play.
Military’s long record of brutality guarantees exile, prison, or death if the generals give up the reins of power.
By ignoring the voices of the people of Myanmar, China will eventually undermine its own economic interests in the country.
Will the current transition lead Myanmar back into authoritarian rule, or is the country on the verge of finally breaking its historical cycle of thwarted opportunities?
The young protesters’ determination to defeat the regime is summed up in their motto: ‘They Die, or They Die!’
The key is for world leaders and organizations not to lend the regime even a hint of legitimacy.
The security forces’ deliberate practice of killing protesters with head and chest shots is intended to terrorize the population and end the protests through fear.
Protecting the Tatmadaw’s ruthless generals as they oppress their own people is a tradition among Southeast Asian leaders; sadly, little appears to have changed.
Xi Jinping doesn’t care who holds power in Myanmar, as long as China’s business interests and national goals are protected.