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May 6, 2021

Southeast Asia
Myanmar's Spiraling Humanitarian Crisis

The situation on the ground in Myanmar has continued to deteriorate since the military coup on February 1. Violent clashes have broken out through the country, and the Myanmar military and security f…

A wounded person who is fleeing the violence in Myanmar lies on a stretcher to receive medical treatment at the Thai border village of Mae Sam Laep, Mae Hong Son province, Thailand, on March 30, 2021.

April 29, 2021

Global Governance
Can Solar Geoengineering Be Used as a Weapon?

The premise that solar geoengineering is weaponizable is either false or grossly overstated. It is time to leave such distractions behind and focus more squarely on the real dilemmas of this otherwis…

The bright sun rises over a sky filled with hazy clouds behind Saint Michael's Church and Glastonbury Tor, in Glastonbury, Britain.

April 26, 2021

Southeast Asia
How the ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Might—or Might Not—Impact the Situation in Myanmar

This past weekend, the ten member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Myanmar, held an emergency summit to address the ongoing crisis in Myanmar since the February…

Anti-coup demonstrators sprays fire extinguishers over a barricade during a protests in Yangon, Myanmar, on March 9, 2021.

April 22, 2021

Southeast Asia
ASEAN’s Myanmar Crisis: Part 2

This weekend, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold an emergency summit in Jakarta, focused on the dire situation in Myanmar, where the country continues to spiral toward wides…

Demonstrators are seen before a clash with security forces in Taze, Sagaing Region, Myanmar on April 7, 2021.

April 20, 2021

Nigeria
Nigerian and Western Values Collide

The United Kingdom-based website openDemocracy complained about the homophobic content on T.B. Joshua's YouTube channel. YouTube has now shut down the channel, which claimed over 1.8 million subscribers and 600 million viewers.

A woman cries as Nigerian preacher T.B. Joshua places his hand on her head.

April 14, 2021

Southeast Asia
ASEAN’s Myanmar Crisis

With the situation in Myanmar disintegrating into chaos, and Myanmar possibly becoming a potential failed state, some regional powers, including the United States and Australia, have taken significan…

An anti-coup protester walks past burning tires after activists launched a "garbage strike" against the military rule, in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30, 2021.

April 12, 2021

Southeast Asia
Myanmar Moves Toward Civil War, Failed State

In the initial days after the Myanmar armed forces launched a coup on February 1, deposing an elected government, the military may have hoped it would be able to pull off the putsch with minimal bloo…

A fire burns on the street during a protest against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar on April 1, 2021.

March 29, 2021

Southeast Asia
The Myanmar Massacre and Insight Into the Myanmar Military

The past weekend was extremely bloody in Myanmar, where the Civil Disobedience Movement faces off against the military, and has so, for roughly two months now. On Armed Forces day last Saturday, mili…

Demonstrators hide behind a barricade during protests against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on March 28, 2021, in this screen grab taken from a social media video obtained by Reuters.

March 22, 2021

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Junta Tries to Follow the Thailand Model for Legitimizing Its Rule—But is Unlikely to Succeed

After seizing power in a coup in early February, the Myanmar military has increasingly cracked down on civil society, the media, and opposition politicians. In recent weeks it has shuttered most inde…

Myanmar's General Min Aung Hlaing takes part during a parade to mark the 72nd Armed Forces Day in the capital Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on March 27, 2017.

March 18, 2021

Southeast Asia
As Myanmar’s Turmoil Gets Worse, External Actors Should Prepare for Refugee Flows

The situation on the ground in Myanmar continues to deteriorate. In the initial days after the February 1 military coup, the junta seemed somewhat reluctant to use brutal force to disperse demonstrat…

Anti-coup protesters stand at a barricade as they clash with security forces on Bayint Naung Bridge in Mayangone, Yangon, Myanmar, on March 16, 2021.