By Allegra Mendelson • Apr 09, 2021
By now, it's widely known that a crew from CNN was granted entry into Myanmar last week at the invitation of the military. But what many might not know is that I – not a CNN journalist, but a reporter with the Globe – was also on the tour. Here's what happened
Political reporting and analysis on the big questions facing the region.
By Sek Sophal • Apr 08, 2021
US President Joe Biden released the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance last month, with traditional security partners Thailand and the Philippines nowhere to be seen. Researcher Sek Sophal explains these growing strains and the message the US president was sending
By Allegra Mendelson • Apr 07, 2021
Speaking to the Globe this week on a military-guided press tour, Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun hinted that Myanmar's state of emergency may be extended, while he made no guarantees over an election timeline nor Aung San Suu Kyi's eligibility to participate
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 07, 2021
A group representing Myanmar's ousted civilian government said on April 7 it has gathered 180,000 pieces of evidence showing rights abuses by the junta including torture and extrajudicial killings
Russia said on April 6 that it opposed sanctions against the military junta in Myanmar, warning that punitive measures would "push the Burmese towards a full-blown civil conflict"
By Agence France-Presse • Apr 06, 2021
A massive decrease in Chinese fishing fleet activity throughout 2020 may not provide the full picture, with a recent ramping up of aggression in the South China Sea leaving many once again questioning China’s true motivations in the disputed waters
By Ashley Lampard • Apr 05, 2021
For journalists in Thailand, more tools and opportunities are available than ever before to capture scenes that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. But Thai authorities have pushed back, threatening both subtly and not to punish the messengers, leaving reporters in a bind of self-censorship
By Mark S. Cogan • Apr 01, 2021
As Myanmar descends into chaos and the military harshly cracks down on protestors, smartphone warriors in the anti-coup movement are seeking revenge online against the junta, hounding people with family ties to the military as a form of "social punishment"
By Lisa Martin/AFP • Apr 01, 2021
The United States on March 31 ordered the departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar, amid growing violence following the military coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 31, 2021
A fire from a hurled Molotov cocktail broke out early Friday March 26 at the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon, as protests across the country continue against the military.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 26, 2021
Following weeks of violent crackdowns and arbitrary arrests of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, 600 coup detainees were freed from prison on Wednesday March 24.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 24, 2021
The EU and US added new sanctions on top police and military commanders within Myanmar's armed forces on March 22 for their role in the February 1 coup. Meanwhile, pro-democracy demonstrators went back to the streets in defiance of a violent crackdown on protest.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 23, 2021