As they resist Min Aung Hlaing’s rule, Myanmar people should take heart from the words of Ukrainian President Zelensky, who looked forward to a world without Putin.
Veteran journalist Bertil Lintner talks to The Irrawaddy about China’s goals in Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s future role and how the military might be defeated.
This time the exodus includes anyone who can afford to go, including not just politicians and activists but much of the middle class, who see no future under the junta.
In Myanmar as elsewhere, Beijing uses the geopolitical shadows to project its power.
Russia’s open aggression against Ukraine presents China with a hot potato, but regime change in Moscow is not an outcome Beijing wants to see.
Recent events in Myanmar and Afghanistan offer the West a lesson: successful governments generate legitimacy first, and only later create a security force to protect it.