Biden Should Cut Off the Gas Revenues That Fund Myanmar’s Junta

He should cut off the gas revenues that fund Myanmar’s junta.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Found Guilty in Myanmar Ahead of Biden Summit

The elected civilian leader, who was detained in a military coup last year, was sentenced to five years in prison in a corruption trial that was closed to the public.

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Myanmar Is Mired in Conflict and Chaos a Year After a Coup

Daily protests, once loud and colorful, have been replaced by an eerie quiet. To mark the anniversary of the military takeover, protest leaders have called for a “silent strike.”

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gets 4 Years on Walkie-Talkie and Covid Charges

Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader was convicted on three more counts, which her defenders said were politically motivated.

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လိမ္မာပါးနပ်သည်၊ နှစ်လိုခင်မင်ဖွယ်ကောင်းသည်၊ ကြမ်းကြုတ်သော စစ်တပ်တစ်တပ်ကို တိတ်တဆိတ် လက်နက်တပ်ဆင်ပေးနေသည်။

ဗမာ-အိုင်ယာလန် ကပြားမိသားစုတစ်စုက ပိတ်ဆို့အရေးယူမှု စစ်ဆေးမှုများကို ရှောင်ကွင်းလျက် မြန်မာ စစ်အစိုးရအတွက် လေယာဉ်များ၊ ကာကွယ်ရေး ရေဒါ၊ အခြားနည်းပညာနှင့် ကိရိယာများကို ကူညီဝယ်ယူ ပေးနေသော်လည်း အမြဲသူတော်ကောင်းစကားသာ ဆိုကြလေသည်။

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In Myanmar, a Notable Burmese Family Quietly Equipped a Brutal Military

A Burmese-Irish family said all the right things, even as it helped Myanmar’s rulers avoid sanctions scrutiny in buying airplanes, defense radar and more.

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Myanmar’s Notorious Army Is Facing a Morale Crisis

The number of defectors, while not enough to topple the Tatmadaw, is growing, galvanized by the nationwide anti-coup movement.

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U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Is Freed From Myanmar Prison

The release was a rare positive development in the country, which has been torn apart by violence since a February coup.

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American Journalist Held in Myanmar Faces 2 New Charges

Prosecutors filed charges of terrorism and sedition against the journalist Danny Fenster, who once worked at a hard-hitting news outlet hated by Myanmar’s governing military.

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Veteran U.S. Diplomat Comes Under Criticism for a Trip to Myanmar

Bill Richardson, a former ambassador to the U.N., said that he had held “productive” talks with the general who led the February coup. Rights activists said he gave the junta an air of legitimacy.

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Defend Herself in Myanmar ‘Show Trial’

The United Nations has described the charges against the former leader as politically motivated. If convicted, she could face a maximum of 102 years in prison.

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Myanmar Announces Amnesty for Thousands of Anti-Coup Protesters

The junta, which seized power in February, said it was releasing the prisoners to mark the Lighting Festival, a three-day holiday that begins Tuesday.

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Confident in Its Impunity, the Myanmar Junta Ignores Diplomacy

The generals who seized power five months ago have shown no inclination to heed international pleas to reverse themselves, even as Myanmar slides into a failed state.

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U.N. General Assembly Demands Myanmar Junta End Coup and Stop the Killings

A resolution adopted Friday by the General Assembly is the most widespread condemnation yet of the Feb. 1 coup, a sharp diplomatic slap that contradicted the junta’s claim it has not been isolated.

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In Myanmar, Health Care’s Collapse Takes Its Own Toll

Since the February coup, many physicians have refused to work at state-run hospitals. “I will never blame the doctors,” said a patient whose treatment stopped.

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Three Months After Coup, Myanmar Returns to the ‘Bad Old Days’

Police are now stopping random people on the streets. A group of secret informers has reappeared. The killings continue, but so does the resistance.

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Myanmar Coup Leader Arrives in Indonesia for Asean Summit

Critics feared that Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s presence at the meeting in Indonesia would give his regime the appearance of legitimacy.

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How Generals Plot Together, in Myanmar and Thailand

An unholy alliance between the two military governments will delay a return to democracy in both countries.

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Myanmar’s Protesters Face Down the Military With Slingshots and Rocks

What began as peaceful demonstrations against the military coup has rapidly grown into a resistance movement in which citizens use improvised weapons to fight the junta.

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Myanmar’s Bloodshed Reveals a World That Has Changed, and Hasn’t

How the country became primed for a sort of violence, and a sort of dictatorship, that had grown rare.

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Inside Myanmar’s Army: ‘They See Protesters as Criminals’

Four officers spoke about life in the feared Tatmadaw, which has turned its guns on civilians again. For most soldiers, one said, “The Tatmadaw is the only world.”

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‘I Will Die Protecting My Country’: In Myanmar, a New Resistance Rises

As the nation’s military kills, assaults and terrorizes unarmed civilians each day, some protesters say there is no choice but to fight the army on its own terms.

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Myanmar Protesters Answer Military’s Bullets With an Economic Shutdown

From hospitals, railways and dockyards to schools, shops and trading houses, the country is at a standstill. Strikers hope their actions will force the army to return power after its coup on Feb. 1.

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Myanmar’s Military Deploys Digital Arsenal of Repression in Crackdown

The generals who staged a coup last month use surveillance drones, iPhone cracking devices and hacking software, some of it from Western countries that bar sales of such technology to Myanmar.

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Support the Resistance in Myanmar

The world must get behind Burmese protesters fighting against military rule.

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Where Do the Rohingya Go After the Coup in Myanmar?

In the countrywide protests against the coup, nobody is talking about the future of the persecuted Rohingya minority.

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Myanmar’s Protesting Workers Are Unbowed

Two weeks after the military took power in a coup, growing work stoppages are undermining the ruling generals’ attempt to assert authority over an angry population.

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Is Democracy in Myanmar Dead?

No. But the deposed government and its backers urgently need a concrete plan to foil the military’s divide-and-conquer strategy.

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Military Imposes Full Grip on Myanmar in Overnight Crackdown

Armored vehicles rolled in along with soldiers in camouflage in cities across the country as generals moved to crush the protest movement against the Feb. 1 military coup.

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Myanmar May Target Free Speech in Bid to Stop Anti-Coup Protests

Civil society groups say a proposed measure to limit online expression and privacy rights could lead to mass arrests of those who criticize the military government.

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Biden Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Generals Involved in Coup

It was the first concrete step the U.S. government has taken since President Biden demanded that the generals restore democracy and release Myanmar’s civilian leader.

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To Fight or Hide: Fear Grips Myanmar With Military Back in Charge

Dozens of arrests, beatings by mysterious thugs and telecommunication cutoffs are the new reality across the country. But civil disobedience defiantly persists.

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In Geopolitical Struggle Over Myanmar, China Has an Edge

As the United States and other nations denounce the coup, China has a chance to build up its influence. But Myanmar’s generals are difficult partners.

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In Myanmar, a Cult of Personality Meets Its Downfall

The party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi won an election landslide in November. But with its singular leader once again in detention, the future of the National League for Democracy is unclear.

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What I Saw During Myanmar’s Coup

It felt like being transported back to the old, isolated country.

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Myanmar’s Army Is Back in Charge. It Never Truly Left.

With the coup, the generals are ripping apart their prized project: a democratic front for a political system that still heavily favored them.

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How a Deadly Power Game Undid Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes

Myanmar seemed to be building a peaceful transition to civilian governance. Instead, a personal struggle between military and civilian leaders brought it all down.

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The Story Behind the Myanmar Coup

Why take over if you’re already in charge?

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In Myanmar Coup, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Ends as Neither Democracy Hero nor Military Foil

The army’s detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi brought an abrupt end to the theory that she might strike a workable balance between civilian and military power.

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Myanmar’s Leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Is Detained Amid Coup

Communications were suspended and flights disrupted as the military took power from an elected government and declared a one-year state of emergency.

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Myanmar’s Coup in Pictures

Images from the day when the country’s democratic experiment collapsed.

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Myanmar Still Loves Aung San Suu Kyi, but Not Why You Think

The explanation is much more paradoxical than just popularity.

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Myanmar Prepares for a Troubled Election: ‘This Is Not Democracy’

The vote on Sunday will render a verdict not only on the country’s fragile constitutional settlement but also on its civilian leader, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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