Myanmar’s Military Is a Force of Chaos, Not Stability

Source: Foreign Policy
by Andrew Nachemson

“Myanmar’s military is still killing its own citizens by the dozens. Ethnic fighting against the regime has reignited in the borderlands, and civilians in the country’s heartland are picking up guns to defend themselves. But Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, who seized power in a Feb. 1 coup, insists the military — known as the Tatmadaw — is the only thing holding Myanmar together. … Since the military ousted the civilian government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, it has killed more than 800 people, all the while claiming that it is delivering peace and stability. This dark propaganda would be easy to dismiss, if not for the fact that regional diplomats seem to buy it — or are at least going along with the narrative as a necessary part of negotiations.” (06/07/21)