If the nature of the conflict can be maintained as a national uprising, the military balance favors revolution by sheer force of numbers and willpower.
The recent Chongqing foreign ministers’ summit confirmed the growing view that China is making steady progress in asserting its regional role and agenda.
The detained State Counselor is a global force for democracy. We must stand with—and for—her and the people of her country.
Academic Mon Mon Myat argues that Myanmar should look beyond a military dictator and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Modi government is on good terms with Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing; it should urge him to negotiate with democratic forces while advancing New Delhi’s Act East policy.
The regime is encouraging China and Thailand to invest in hydropower and special economic zones in a bid to weaken ethnic armed groups and the National Unity Government.
Global financial institutions face a clear choice: commit to sanctions compliance or risk crippling penalties and losing access to the US financial system.
Prioritizing humanitarian assistance in negotiations with the junta risks legitimizing it and delaying action needed to end the regime’s violence against civilians.
With the US now more engaged in vaccine diplomacy, the two powers stand to benefit from working together to combat COVID-19 in Asia.
Those who hope for direct US intervention in Myanmar should note that Responsibility to Protect is an afterthought among global powers, and Washington is no exception.
The UN and world powers risk being disregarded as powerless and inconsequential if the junta is not made to pay a heavier price for its actions.
Rising COVID-19 cases, migrant workers and refugees are a triple threat for Thai government.
For any peace process to have a chance, both sides must realize that their current face-off is a lose-lose endeavor.
The upcoming ASEAN-US and ASEAN-China summits will be very significant as the bloc adjusts its relations with the two in a post-pandemic, post-Trump world.
ASEAN, BIMSTEC meet and talk but fail to find any unanimity that would lead to an end to Myanmar’s nightmare.