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Bertil Lintner

Bertil Lintner

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Myanmar’s de-dollarization looks like financial suicide

A Myanmar man counts local kyat notes at a market in Yangon on April 19, 2017. Photo: AFP / Roberto Schmidt CHIANG MAI – After a year of po...

Annihilation over compromise for Myanmar’s generals

Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has vast economic resources at his disposal. Photo: AFP/Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency CHIANG...

Myanmar, North Korea on a new missile-making mission

Armored vehicles are seen at a parade marking the 72nd Armed Forces Day in the Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw on March 27, 2017. Photo: AFP via Andalou...

Russia’s war means fewer arms for Myanmar

Myanmar relies heavily on Russia for its military hardware and arms. CHIANG MAI – While Russia intensifies its bombardment of Ukraine, few...

Myanmar junta in toys-for-the-boys weaponry splurge

Myanmar soldiers march in formation in a file photo. Photo: AFP/Khin Maung Win CHIANG MAI – Submarines would seemingly be the last type of...

Arakan Army commander says military junta could explode ‘l...

Twan Mrat Naing, commander-in-chief of the Arakan Army, attends a meeting of leaders of Myanmar's ethnic armed groups at the United Wa State Army he...

Myanmar military joining hands with Indian rebels

Naga rebels in Myanmar's northwestern Sagaing Region in October 2018. Photo: Facebook CHIANG MAI: When separatist rebels launched a lethal ambush...

Myanmar’s junta kills off all economic hope

A Myanmar shopkeeper counts out kyat notes in Yangon's Pazundaung market in in March 2020. Photo: AFP As Myanmar descends deeper and deeper i...

Election brings Suu Kyi and military closer together

Gone are the days when Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) confronted the military with demands for a return to civilian rule and a mo...

Why China wants Suu Kyi to win Myanmar’s polls

As Myanmar enters an election season, the economy, Covid-19 and issues of war and peace are expected to dominate the campaign trail discourse. But fo...

Covid-19 restores Myanmar military’s lost powers

Arakan Army fighters After weeks of implausible official denials, Myanmar is finally facing up to the reality of its Covid-19 outbreak. The nati...

Quarantined Maldives needs China to survive

Then Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen (L) and China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People...

Myanmar in denial with zero Covid-19 case claim

If Myanmar’s nominal leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to be believed, her country stands out as a global exception without a single reported case of C...

New age rebels winning the fight in Myanmar

Rebel soldiers of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) As Myanmar’s government sues for peace, its autonomous military, the Tatmadaw, faces...

China’s Belt and Road detours downstream in Myanmar

Myanmar's Irrawaddy River at sunset Ethnic wars, security concerns and official foot-dragging have all conspired to stall China’s Belt and...