In the past 2 years the UWSA has acquired a formidable military and become increasingly bold in asserting its claims of statehood.
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Ahead of major events at the United Wa State Army’s headquarters to mark 30 years of a successful ceasefire, Lawi Weng discusses Wa’s delicate balance of power and peace.
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The public has endured three years of incompetence and lack of accountability from their state and regional leaders.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
Trust between ethnic groups is breaking down, monasteries have become IPD camps and people are being forced to join ethnic armies.
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