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NUG: An Ethnic-Burman-dominated Body

The forces opposing the Myanmar military junta are unlikely to become a unified entity. The National Unity Government (NUG) which is dominantly led by...

Media Manipulation and Political Agendas: The Battle for Truth in Myanmar

World Press Freedom Day was marked on May 3rd, during which the international community condemned the Myanmar military junta for its continued repression of...

SSPP NOT ENTERING CIVIL WAR FRAY: Saber-rattling or lost in translation

To the delight of the anti-junta groups Shan State Progress Party (SSPP) Info released a piece of news recently that it is embarking on...

Imagining a New Myanmar: The view of a Shan

(30 April 2024) Presented at Kahin Center panel, organized by Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University When I think of what should a new Burma look like,...

Summarized report on a pilot survey of the silent majority

Last year, a research group I used to work with showed me a report on their pilot survey of what is known as the...

1027 OPERATION POLITICAL FALLOUT: Inter-ethnic conflict and people’s sufferings in northern Shan State

In the aftermath of the 1027 Operation launched by the Three Brotherhood Alliance (3BHA), of which Arakan Army (AA), Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)...

Chinese-Mediated Ceasefire: Tensions Stir Among 3BHA Members

The Three Brotherhood Alliance (3BHA) and the Myanmar military-led State Administration Council (SAC) are set to resume cease-fire negotiations in Kunming, China. Both sides...

Unity for Peace: Challenges Facing Shan State’s Armed Groups

Sun Tzu, a Chinese military strategist and philosopher, once stated that “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Could...

A Federal Union Is Unachievable Amid Militarization

The attempt to establish a new type of nation-state through militarized means has reached an impasse. As the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC), the...

Myanmar’s issues should be addressed by its people, not China

It indicates that Myanmar’s ongoing crisis is not feasible to solve by external factors, as the persistence of unresolved issues and the emergence of...

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