Tony Waters argues that Erin Murphy’s book, “Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening — and Closing”, fails to address the murky side of US involvement.
The use of the term ‘Never Cold Blooded’ by Myanmar’s revolutionaries shows how the country is being transformed by the fight against military dictatorship.
By dealing with the junta and failing to engage the National Unity Government, UN agencies are allowing humanitarian assistance to be weaponized.
Min Aung Hlaing and Yawd Serk, leader of the Restoration Council of Shan State, are two strongmen locked in a dysfunctional relationship.
People who worked on the Norwegian-sponsored Myanmar Peace Support Initiative at risk from regime and in urgent need of support from the West.
Min Aung Hlaing’s coup and its aftermath remind us that power in Myanmar has always been exercised as a personal prerogative of leadership, whether military or civilian.
Residents protest the development of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone and deep sea port and say they will be left worse off than before.
New Delhi is maintaining a working relationship with the military regime, but the junta is doing nothing to address India’s concerns.
Crime is flourishing in Shwe Kokko New City in Karen State, even as Beijing denies official involvement in the so-called Special Economic Zone.
Facilitated by militia and military leaders, rare earth extraction in Kachin State near China has serious health, social, environmental and sovereignty implications.
Only by working together can the peoples of Myanmar end the violence and regain their freedom.
The country’s brutal coup regime is no candidate for political compromise.
Through brutality and ineptitude, the junta leader has turned the Tatmadaw into a personal army that is reviled by the people.
The military regime’s arrogance and violence ensure peace in Myanmar remains a long way off.
While the UN and ASEAN do nothing, the Myanmar people are trapped in an ever-increasing cycle of violence.