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How we can help the Wa

Once again, the United Wa State Party/Army (UWSP/UWSA) which is the de facto government of the Wa Self Administered Division (SAD), hosting the ethnic...

BURMA’S PRO-DEMOCRACY REBELS – STICK TO YOUR GUNS!

"Stick to your guns" is a well-known English saying. It means that you will not compromise. You will continue to demand what you both...

THE THREE LEFT OUT ETHNIC ARMIES: Questions of ratifying nationwide ceasefire agreement together

When asked, regarding the regime's top peace negotiator, U Aung Min's statement of 9 May, during the Peace and Reconciliation Meeting held at Inya...

Ethnic Armed Resistance Leadership: Constitutional Amendment Key to Ethnic Conflict Resolution

As the Panghsang meeting, held from 1 to 6 May and attended by 65 ethnic leaders, was still in progress, President Thein Sein, in...

Danger of polarization in peace process is real

Hardly has the euphoria of EAOs leaders' meeting held in Panghsang subsided, the “Peace and National Reconciliation Meeting”, involving a gathering of two major...

The Draft Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

After seven rounds of talks between armed  ethnic groups and the Thein Sein   Government, progress was finally   achieved on 31 March 2015 with the  ...

Fulfilling UWSA national state aspirations

As United Wa State Army (UWSA) commander Bao Youxiang plead and urged the leaders of 12 ethnic armed groups attending a conference at the...

American scholar: A long and winding road for Burma

To Zoltan Barany, professor at the University of Texas, who has focused his research and writing on military politics, the transition to democracy from...

Fifth nationwide ceasefire agreement draft ignores Panglong Promises: Sweeping core issues under the carpet won’t help resolve ethnic conflict

As United Wa State Army (UWSA) held conference, co-hosted by Mong La and Kachin Independence Army (KIA), scheduled to start from 1 to 3...

Panghsang meet to foster understanding not to decide on nationwide ceasefire agreement

It is now becoming quite clear that the 12 Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs), invited by United Wa State Army (UWSA) will be just a...

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