The United Nations, in collaboration with the military regime, appears ready to repatriate Rohingya refugees regardless of whether they want to return or not.
Controversy surrounds pilot project backed by China after leaked email reveals UN provided logistical support to junta officials visiting Bangladesh.
China has a major economic and geostrategic interest in resuming the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor and other regional cooperation projects.
Junta is disguising its vehicles as UN aid trucks in an attempt to confuse resistance forces and blame them for attacks.
Min Aung Hlaing’s regime models itself on a medieval system of subjugation and conquest that failed at nation-building and which the people have always rejected.
The junta’s only strategy is committing atrocities to try and cower the people, but the tactic is simply fueling further resistance to the regime.
Few countries can claim to have had two exiled administrations in the space of a single generation.
The international community’s repatriation policy is a ticking time bomb, as swelling refugee camps fall prey to poverty, radicalization, and typhoons.
Igor Blazevic argues that international agencies in Myanmar must stop working with the regime.
With Indonesia as the new chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the next six months will be critical to the ASEAN-Myanmar relationship.
The international community has an obligation to see Myanmar through these dark days and into a transition to a brighter future.
By extending the state of emergency—and demonstrating that it lacks the ability to hold even a sham election—the junta is admitting failure.
The mostly ethnic Chinese people of the Kokang region in Shan State are backing resistance to the junta, almost certainly with the approval of Beijing.
As the junta returns to the corrupt, inefficient ways of previous regimes, the National Electrification Plan’s goal of connecting all households by 2030 appears doomed.
IOM Chief of Mission Aleksoski has worsened the already terrible reputation of the UN with the people of Myanmar by engaging with the regime.