Fears abound in Myanmar / Burma that the powerful military may unleash vicious counter-insurgency units on civilian protestors.
Playlist - Burma’s Long War
What is going on in Myanmar (Burma) and why is the military making it’s move now? A bit of information to explain what is happening.
The Kachin Independence Army has been heavily attacked by the Burma military since 2011. Despite this the KIA remains a formidable force.
The oldest of the Burmese Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) is the armed wing of the Karen National Union (KNU). A member of the Sino-Tibetan peoples, the Karen’s origins are difficult to trace, though scholars believe they...
This is the second in a series on the Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) of the Civil Conflict in Burma (also known as Myanmar) and if you want know about the origins of the war see Part One. In a war that has lasted over seventy five years, the Arakan Army is the...
This is the first of a series on the Ethnic Armed Organisations – shortened to EAOs – of the Burma / Myanmar Civil War.
The seizure of FN-6 missiles from the TNLA raises worrying questions over MANPADS proliferation.
Though it is difficult to independently verify, it sounds like Arakan Army snipers are taking a toll. Military Matters has detailed before the methods being used by the Arakan Army (AA) in the west of Burma since heavy fighting started between the ethnic force and the...
The rather savage war currently being fought in Rakhine and Chin States in western Burma gets little coverage outside of regional media, but is providing examples of how new technology is being used by dissident groups both to spread their message, recruit new fighters, gather intelligence and coordinate their military actions.