As Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing grooms his juniors, who is likeliest to take his place when he steps down, and what do recent military shake-ups mean for the 2020 elections?
20 The News For 20 July 2019
A reluctance to engage with or listen to the wishes of ethnic communities and political parties mean the NLD will be more contested than ever in the upcoming election.
On the Rohingya crisis, the government must prepare to work with ASEAN and others, but ultimately the solution will have to come from within.
Refusing to learn the lessons of past mistakes, the NLD’s backing of Gen. Aung San statues in ethnic states will hurt them in 2020 elections.
The regional administration’s canceled budget request for 16 billion kyats for non-essential items was just the latest in an embarrassingly long line of missteps.
The government’s Peace Commission needs to be reformed and given the capacity to act as middleman in order to get the peace process back on track.
Tony Waters offers his ironic views of research reports commissioned by foreign donors which sometimes seem to serve their own political objectives than the needs of Myanmar.
Region faces rising authoritarianism, trafficking and growing environmental problems amid mounting US-China rivalry.
Myanmar’s second biggest city in a strategic BRI location to have CCTV and AI technology from the Chinese company internationally accused of data theft and spying.
Whether it’s in the life of a nation or a person, holding on to optimism can keep us moving forward.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s letter of condolence to former dictator U Than Shwe on the loss of his son-in-law has caused a stir, but it should come as no surprise.
After years of working with EAOs in the east, the Christian relief group run by an ex-U.S. marine has found a new mission in Rakhine; AA leader has ‘no objections’
Maj-Gen. Htun Myat Naing denies links to ARSA, says he doesn’t underestimate the abilities of the Tatmadaw. He welcomes China’s role as peace broker, and foreign investment if it
Despite the Northern Alliance’s policy of assisting members who come under attack, opposition from China and the UWSA make this unlikely.
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