By Allegra Mendelson • May 19, 2021
With continued talk of a federal army within Myanmar’s anti-coup opposition, ethnic armed organisations in Shan state, among the country's most powerful and potentially vital to a successful resistance force, are held back by mistrust of the unity government and one another
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By Allegra Mendelson and Alastair McCready • Apr 23, 2021
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 Dene-Hern Chen/AFP • Apr 16, 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.