Insight Email

A Fragile Economy and Probability of Conflict Resurfacing in Kachin State

  • July 7, 2023
  • ISP Admin
This week’s ISP-Myanmar Insight Email No18 highlights the World Bank’s Burma Economic Monitor and the fragile status of Myanmar’s economy We also present the probability of conflict resurfacing in Kachin State along key routes for the military and border trade purposes, and the fighting in the border town of Mese, Kayah State, highlighting a switching of allegiances of the Karenni Border Guard Forces (BGF) against the Read more...

Pattaya Meeting, and the Inexorable Rise of Rare Earths Mining

  • June 23, 2023
  • ISP Admin
This week’s ISP Insight Email focuses on the informal meeting on Myanmar in Pattaya, organized by the Thai caretaker government Readers will also find a discussion of the possibility that SAC officials held a secret meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi amid the ongoing concern that the media information space is becoming ever more conducive to rumors, fake news, misinformation, and disinformation Read more...

Inconclusive Mongla Talks and Sagaing Forum’s Federalist Push

  • June 9, 2023
  • ISP Admin
This week’s ISP Insight email focuses on the Mongla talks between the State Administration Council (SAC) and the Three Brotherhood Alliance In addition, it discusses the importance of the Sagaing Forum in its attempt to formulate the long-term vision, as well as medium-term and short-term preparations for their anti-coup struggle in Sagaing Region where more than 300 armed resistance forces are Read more...

Alerted Security in Mae Sot, Thai-Myanmar border in Post-Election: Normal Response?

  • May 26, 2023
  • ISP Admin
This week's focus revolves around the repercussions of the devastating Cyclone Mocha and the unfolding dynamics of the warming El Niño phenomenon Amidst the ongoing challenges in forming a new Thai government following the May election, there is a growing concern regarding the escalating security issues at the Thai-Myanmar border, particularly in Mae Sot In addition, this bulletin delves into the current state of school enrollment in Myanmar’s new academic Read more...

ASEAN Summit and Humanitarian Assistance Prospects

  • May 12, 2023
  • ISP Admin
The Cyclone Mocha, one of the strongest cyclones to ever hit the Bay of Bengal, made landfall on the coastlines of Myanmar and Bangladesh on May 14 Its dangerous winds, downpours and storm surge wreaked havoc on 90% of infrastructure in and around storm epicenter in Rakhine State Read more...

Neighborhood Diplomacy Coming to the Forefront and Military Budget Set to Swell

  • April 28, 2023
  • ISP Admin
This week, instead of actually reading, we are rather listening to the traditional Thangyat during the Thin-Gyan water festival Thangyat is quite a unique tradition in Myanmar and is inseparable from the Thin Gyan Thangyat is a unique performance art that combines traditional folk verse chanting with rhythmic drumming and even rap-like lyrics, accompanied by dance and song Read more...

40 Political Parties Abolished and Uptick in Diplomatic Visits to Naypyitaw

  • April 7, 2023
  • ISP Admin
ISP-Myanmar conveys well wishes for a safe and productive New Year for Myanmar Era 1385 and a happy Thingyan festival to Gabyin community members In this Insight Email, ISP-Myanmar reports the legal abolition of 40 political parties, including the National League for Democracy (NLD), examines the increase in diplomatic expeditions to Naypyitaw, and assesses the withdrawal of foreign investment from Myanmar This email also discusses Myanmar’s National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Read more...