The military has suffered huge defeats on the battlefield, which might lead junta leaders to be more open to a political compromise.
Beijing is losing patience with Myanmar’s military, as well as its influence with resistance groups.
Nearly three years after seizing power, the military junta in Myanmar has lost control of most of the country.
A pointless reduction in the jail sentences for Myanmar’s democratically elected leaders is unlikely to quell the fires of opposition now burning across the country.
As current chair of the regional body ASEAN, Indonesia is tasked with resolving a conflict that has killed thousands. Progress has been slow.
Since seizing power in a 2021 coup, Myanmar’s military has killed more than 3,000 civilians and pro-democracy activists. But the army has struggled to contain an armed resistance movement.
The International Criminal Court sets a high bar for prosecuting heads of state for crimes committed while they are in power.
Myanmar’s opposition parties and ethnic separatists have formed a united front against the military junta.
Myanmar’s two-year resistance to the brutal military regime barely registers in the West. But Ukraine shows that Western military force can be successfully used to support a democracy under siege.
There are a range of new flashpoints and ongoing deadly conflicts the world has largely ignored due to the focus on Ukraine.
Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy must include providing assistance to Rohingya women who have suffered sexual violence.
An undemocratic Myanmar serves no one’s interests except China.
Having already spent 20 months in a prison, Aung San Syy Kyi’s Australian economic advisor is due for release in January 2024.
Indonesia could initiate and encourage a military-to-military engagement with Myanmar, so that Myanmar can consider the example of Indonesia’s military reform.
The killings are a tragic reminder of the costs of last year’s coup, and they’re exacerbating the pressures being felt by the regime at home and abroad.
Myanmar’s military junta is losing some control over the country, but its execution of four high-profile leaders and prisoners sends a warning to Myanmar citizens and the rest of the world.
ASEAN has thus far been ineffectual, while China has leverage but has failed to act. If a negotiated end to the crisis is to happen, who will take the lead?
With the regime’s brutality on daily display, peaceful protests have largely been abandoned. Unless there’s a negotiated settlement, Myanmar looks headed for a long and bloody civil war.
One year after the military coup, a possible return to executions threatens the lives of dozens of political prisoners.
Millions are expected to stay home in a ‘silent strike’ againt the junta, while the country teeters of the edge of collapse.