By Allegra Mendelson • Mar 23, 2021
With the chasm between the Myanmar military and the opposing CRPH looking unbridgeable, the committee representing the toppled parliament is looking to ASEAN for support. But a bloc built on non-intervention, if they don't succeed, is open conflict next?
Political reporting and analysis on the big questions facing the region.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 19, 2021
Roads out of Myanmar's biggest city were congested on Friday March 19, with people fleeing the junta's deadly crackdowns. Meanwhile, authorities in neighbouring Thailand have said they are preparing for an influx of refugees.
By Aidan Jones/AFP • Mar 17, 2021
As Chinese factories are torched in Myanmar under the newly-imposed martial law, Beijing has been pulled into the crisis. Now facing an unravelling country it had once hoped to include in China's big plans for Asia.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 16, 2021
Residents of a major protest district in Yangon fled on Tuesday March 16 after security forces escalated the use of lethal force against anti-coup demonstrators, despite international appeals for restraint.
Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha has a history of bold antics towards reporters, most recently spraying sanitiser when confronted with awkward questioning. But far from harmless fun, Mark S. Cogan argues these gestures point to a deeper contempt for the media
By Mark S. Cogan • Mar 16, 2021
Myanmar's military junta imposed martial law on March 14 in two densely populated Yangon townships after at least 18 protesters were killed in one of the deadliest days since the February 1 coup, bringing the death toll to nearly 100.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 15, 2021
Seeking recognition as Myanmar's legitimate government, the CRPH is calling for international involvement in pushing back against the military, while at home, in the absence of senior elected NLD officials, they have assumed the role of interim government
By Allegra Mendelson • Mar 12, 2021
Six more protesters were killed in Myanmar on Thursday March 11 as the UN condemned the growing violence against anti-coup demonstrations. This follows a steady rise in international pressure against the military since re-seizing power on February 1.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 11, 2021
In a country infamous for its restrictive press freedom environment, and with his reporting exposing the nefarious behaviour of violent gangsters, how does Vietnam’s preeminent investigative journalist Do Doan Hoang navigate one of the country's most dangerous jobs?
By Ashley Lampard • Mar 11, 2021
Myanmar security forces searched homes in Yangon's San Chaung neighbourhood on Tuesday March 10 for anti-coup protesters, targeting apartments flying the flag of Aung San Suu Kyi's party.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 10, 2021
Following a trade union call for a general strike on Monday March 8 in response to a weekend of night raids and arrests, anti-coup protesters in Myanmar are once again taking to the streets in mass numbers.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 08, 2021
This past weekend saw engineers gather in the streets on Mandalay to protest the coup. The Globe was in contact with one of the marchers on March 5, as he provided updates of events that day – from military violence scares to internet blackouts
By Ryan Anderson • Mar 08, 2021