A political dissident and a rebel army officer were both executed by the then junta in the 1970s.
The Arakan Army has used the ceasefire with regime forces in Rakhine State in western Myanmar to establish its own separate administration.
A new book furthers our understanding of the oft-maligned, border-straddling ethnic group’s culture and history, and its troubled relationship with the Chinese state.
This week, as he waged war on the people and defamed and persecuted Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the junta leader, his wife and his predecessor sought the company of monks.
The generals know well that China has the means and the will to intervene on behalf of its substantial interests in Myanmar—not to mention a long history of doing so.