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.
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.
Myanmar vs. Its Generals
Thant Myint-U on the future of the protests, what Beijing wants, and what Washington can do to help.
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.
Can Myanmar’s Protesters Succeed?
Led by student activists, the new civil-disobedience movement draws on the experience of older generations—but its methods and demands are a radical break with the past.
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Will Biden Have to Choose Between U.S. Interests and Human Rights?
A coup in Myanmar and Russia’s sentencing of Alexei Navalny raise questions about whether promoting U.S. values could weaken Washington’s hand when it comes to great-power competition.
What America Should—and Shouldn’t—Do About Myanmar’s Coup
The collapse of a fledgling democracy is a cautionary tale for Washington’s foreign-policy establishment.
Who Lost Myanmar?
Facing its first major crisis, the Biden administration must confront a failure of U.S. diplomacy orchestrated by some of its own players nearly a decade ago.
The West Must Hit Myanmar’s Generals Where It Hurts: Their Pockets
This assault on democracy cannot be allowed to stand, whatever Aung San Suu Kyi’s failings.
The Myanmar Coup Is the First Test for Biden’s Democracy Agenda
Washington’s response should be swift if Biden expects the world to take his commitment seriously.
Is Beijing Backing the Myanmar Coup?
The Biden administration needs clarity from China as the new U.S. president acts on his first major crisis.
What’s Next for Myanmar
State leader Min Aung Hlaing, who was due to retire as commander in chief when he turns 65 in July, could now extend his hold on power.
Myanmar’s Coup Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone
With Washington and much of the world preoccupied, the generals have calculated they can get away with it.