By Kiana Duncan • Apr 29, 2021
Hacktivism has provided journalists and non-profits with large troves of data to sift through since Myanmar's coup. But limitations in identifying and hurting the military, as well as its feasibility to sort through, highlight a disconnect between hackers and reporters
Political reporting and analysis on the big questions facing the region.
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 28, 2021
Myanmar's military launched air strikes into rebel-held territory near the Thai border for the second day in a row on April 28.
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 27, 2021
A Myanmar military base near the Thai border was attacked and captured by the Karen National Union on April 27, as the country remains in turmoil after the February 1 military coup
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 25, 2021
Representatives from the National Unity Government, Myanmar's parallel government of ousted lawmakers, has welcomed a call by ASEAN leaders for an end to "military violence" after their crisis talks in Jakarta with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing
The ousting of the National League for Democracy in the February 1 coup triggered a major shift in power dynamics between Myanmar's ethnic groups. Now, with talk of a federal army and government growing, minority groups are pushing the Bamar majority for real change
By Allegra Mendelson and Alastair McCready • Apr 23, 2021
Last week, it emerged that American academic and long-term Thailand resident David Streckfuss had his work permit terminated and visa revoked. The lèse majesté expert is merely the latest victim of the kingdom's academic crackdown, says Professor Mark S. Cogan
By Mark S. Cogan • Apr 21, 2021
South China Sea
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has previously embraced China, has now said he is willing to deploy military ships to the South China Sea to assert the country's claim over oil deposits in a contested part of the waterway.
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 20, 2021
Japan urged Myanmar authorities on April 19 to release from prison a Japanese journalist detained over the weekend accused of spreading fake news, one of at least 65 reporters arrested during the junta's crackdown on anti-coup protests
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 19, 2021
Myanmar’s military coup has opened a window of opportunity for various ethnic groups that are not loyal to either the junta or to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but could together pose a threat to the coup regime.
By Dene-Hern Chen/AFP • Apr 16, 2021
Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sloshed red paint in the streets on April 14 to symbolise the blood spilled and more than 700 lives lost in a brutal military crackdown
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 14, 2021
We embarked on a controversial military-organised PR tour to Myanmar two weeks ago. In the interest of transparency, we opened ourselves up to questions from the public in a webinar hosted on April 9, a wrap up of which is provided here by editor Andrew Haffner
By Andrew Haffner • Apr 13, 2021
Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has not been seen since the coup, was hit with a new criminal charge on Monday April 12, as the junta continues cracking down on anti-military protesters.
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 12, 2021