Protesters hold homemade weapons during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon's Tamwe township in Myanmar on April 3.

Myanmar Is on the Precipice of Civil War

Existing conflicts with ethnic groups add fuel to the fire.

Protesters at a vigil in Myanmar.

Are U.S. and Chinese Interests Really Opposed in Iran and Myanmar?

Beijing is making moves to ensure regional dominance in Southeast Asia and oil supplies from the Middle East. It could be shooting itself in the foot.

People from Myanmar living in Taiwan display portraits of deposed Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi at a protest in Taipei on March 21.

Romanticizing Dissidents Plays Into the Hands of Repressive Governments

When it comes to Alexei Navalny and Aung San Suu Kyi, we can’t have it both ways.

Protesters wave ethnic flags during a demonstration against the military coup in Myanmar.

Protests Unite Myanmar’s Ethnic Groups Against Common Foe

The shared experience of military violence has shifted political objectives among the ethnic majority.

A protester places candles on the ground during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on March 13.

Myanmar’s Coup Is Devastating for Women

The junta’s patriarchal oppression will cost more lives in Myanmar—unless the international community acts now.

Protesters make the three-finger salute as security forces continue to crack down on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on March 13.

The Quad Can End the Crisis in Myanmar

Experts are overlooking the powerful influence of New Delhi and Tokyo.

Protesters sit on a barricade in Yangon.

China Finds Itself Under Fire in Myanmar

Attacks on Chinese factories could force Beijing to take a stand on the military coup.

Women hang traditional clothing along a protest route in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s Women Are on the Front Lines Against the Junta

Protesters are using the military's fear of women against it.

Protesters defend themselves against riot police in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s Protesters Adapt Under Siege

Activists have changed their tactics in response to deadly crackdowns, frustrating the military regime.

Protesters wearing traditional “thanakha,” a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark applied on the face, hold placards and shout slogans during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 25.

Why China Favors Democracy Over Dictatorship in Myanmar

To secure Beijing’s economic and regional interests, a reliable democratic government is better than an unpredictable and expansionist military junta.

Demonstrators protest the China-backed Myitsone dam project in Myanmar

Can a Dam Deal Buy Beijing’s Support for Myanmar’s Junta?

China wants an unpopular billion-dollar project restarted, but it has walked a fine line around the coup.

U.S. Army soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division arrive home from a 9-month deployment in Afghanistan on Dec. 8, 2020 at Fort Drum, New York.

Should Biden Ditch All of Trump’s Policies?

From Afghanistan to China, the new administration seems likely to hold on to some ideas from the previous one.

Protesters hold up signs against the military coup in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Feb. 18.

Myanmar vs. Its Generals

Thant Myint-U on the future of the protests, what Beijing wants, and what Washington can do to help.

Nationalist Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu delivers a speech during a rally to show support to the Myanmar military in Yangon, Myanmar, on May 5, 2019.

When Buddhists Back the Army

Many monks in Myanmar are supporting the military coup.

A man walks past a wall of messages of support for the ongoing protests against the military coup in Yangon on Feb. 11.

Why Convicting Trump is Key to Biden’s Foreign Policy

With U.S. credibility so low, promoting democracy is harder than ever—so Washington should get its own house in order first.


Washington’s Window Is Closing Fast in Myanmar

Targeted, sharp action to reverse the coup is urgently needed.

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