Will the AA be Involved in the Spring Revolution? – Issue 54

An online meeting was held between the leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) and the United League for Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) on May 16th, 2022. That meeting could create impacts like bringing the new vigour among the forces of the Spring Revolution, especially the public. Min Ko Naing from the National Unity Consultative Council […]

Can Peace-Branded Divide and Rule Strategy Work? – Issue 53

Among many strategies which can drive a wedge between the forces and groups involved in the Spring Revolution, the military group’s old tactic named “extending an olive branch”, came to an end on May 9th. There were some Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) which couldn't decide whether they would attend the peace talk with the coup […]

Can Peace Be Achieved From the Coup Leader? – Issue 52

The coup leader invited the Ethnic Revolutionary Organizations (EROs) to hold peace talks on April 22th. His invitation may be the last resort for out-of-control situations. In the wake of the military coup, the delegation of the military council explained the reason for the military coup by making approaches to the Ethnic Revolutionary Organizations (EROs) […]

Wider Resistance War of the Spring Revolution – Issue 51

The public’s anti-coup movements coupled with Military Chief Min Aung Hlaing’s military coup has evolved from the peaceful protests to the resistance across the country. Anti Coup peaceful protests and flash mob protests remain in different forms and with different chants although the military coup has entered over 15 months. Due to the military council’s […]

NUG Annual Report Card – Issue 50

The term of the National Unity Government (NUG) has turned one year. The formation of the NUG which was introduced by 88 Generation Student Leader Min Ko Naing on behalf of the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC), turned one year on April 16th. The Myanmar Peace Monitor’s weekly review for this week highlights the role […]

Myanmar People, the Military Group and China’s Interest. – Issue 49

From the Myitsone dam issue, Letpadaungtaung issue to the Spring Revolution, the Myanmar people have a jaundiced view of the Chinese government and its activities. The Chinese government never takes account of the desires of the Myanmar people. The Chinese government’s stance on the decades-long civil war in Myanmar is viewed as “a gun-boat diplomacy”. […]

Ethnics from the Plains and Mountainous Areas March Together. – Issue 48

“Ethnics from the plains and mountainous areas march together” “Root out the fascist military.” This is a chant from the anti-coup protest column of the Spring Revolution. In addition to the cities like Yangon and Mandalay, this chant is heard in Launglon and Thayetchaung Townships in Dawei District, multi-village protest columns in Yinmarbin and Salingyi […]

Food Insecurity Coupled with the Military Coup. – Issue 47

During over one year of the military coup, the people have fled for their lives. They are unable to harvest their crops and have to take shelter in safer places. Most of the displaced locals are from the villages in Sagaing and Magway Regions which mainly rely on farming as well as from Chin State […]

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