Niger Coup: Military Takeover Is a Setback for Democracy and US Interests in West Africa

The Conversation

On July 26, a coup took place in Niger, resulting in the overthrow of President Mohamed Bazoum, which represents a rollback of the progress made in recent years in building democratic institutions.


Myanmar’s Young Pro-Democracy Activists Fill up Prisons

Deutsche Welle

At least 13,000 political prisoners are currently behind bars in Myanmar, according to the United Nations.


Military Violence in Myanmar Is Worsening Amid Fierce Resistance and International Ambivalence

The Conversation

The escalating violence in Myanmar can be attributed to a miscalculation by the military regime over the resistance of the people and the ambivalence from the international community.


Crackdown, Financial Constraints Limit Myanmar Protests

Voice of America

Donations to anti-government organizations have gradually dropped, but living costs and expenses for protests are rising.


No International-backed End in Sight to the Misery in Myanmar

East Asia Forum

The most likely outcome in Myanmar is that longstanding hesitation about entanglement in a wider war will discourage foreign players from taking more aggressive, interventionist approaches.


Myanmar: Junta Air Strike Kills Dozens, Rebel Group Says

Deutsche Welle

The Kachin Independence Organization says the Myanmar military carried out air strikes on a concert to celebrate the group's founding. The attacks reportedly killed some 80 people, including musicians and civilians.


Myanmar: A Desperate Junta Trying, and Failing, To Shore up Its Legitimacy

The Interpreter

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Australian economic adviser was sentenced to three years in prison. It won’t help the Myanmar junta’s international isolation or its domestic problems.


UN Investigator Warns of Increased Violence in Myanmar

Voice of America

More than a quarter million children have been displaced by junta attacks, hundreds have been killed or maimed, and more than 1,400 arbitrarily detained, said the UN special rapporteur.


Malaysia Suggests ASEAN Engage Myanmar’s Shadow Government

Voice of America

To establish regular, open contact with ASEAN would be a big win for the National Unity Government, which is struggling to show control on the ground and has started to fade from the international spotlight.

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