Myanmar

The U.S. Can Sanction Russian Gas to Punish Putin. I’m Asking It to Do the Same in Myanmar.

June 23, 2022 By Thinzar Shunlei Yi Ms. Thinzar is a Myanmar pro-democracy activist. “Myanmar’s modern history has been marked by colonial exploitation, military repression, violence and democracy denied. Grass-roots activists like me and thousands before me have dedicated our lives and sacrificed our safety to change this. But over the past year, an even deeper …

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Thousands Flee Myanmar for India Amid Fears of a Growing Refugee Crisis

For decades, armed conflict, political repression and targeted campaigns against minorities have forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave the country. Now many more are expected to follow. By Sui-Lee Wee Oct. 19, 2021Updated 10:31 a.m. ET Terrified farmers and families with children in Myanmar are fleeing into India as the military junta that seized power …

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The Biggest Refugee Camp Braces for Rain: ‘This Is Going to Be a Catastrophe’ – The New York Times

The world’s largest refugee camp, a temporary home to more than half a million people that sprawls precariously across barren hills in southeastern Bangladesh, faces a looming disaster as early as April when the first storms of the monsoon season hit, aid workers warn. “It’s going to be landslides, flash floods, inundation,” said Tommy Thompson, …

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Myanmar Is Not a Simple Morality Tale – by Roger Cohen – The New York Times

“This was not a handover of power. It was a highly controlled, and easily reversible, cession of partial authority. Aung San Suu Kyi’s decisions must be seen in this context. She is playing a long game for real democratic change. “She is walking one step by one step in a very careful way, standing delicately …

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