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Shaky Pavilion: The Military Council’s Peace Overture 

  • May 13, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Sr Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC), personally invited the heads of Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) to talk about peace on April 22, 2022 As of May 9, the deadline to respond to the offer, only 10 out of 21 EAOs answered the call to meet Read more...

International Efforts to Solve the Myanmar Crisis: A Possible Playground for Global Superpowers?

  • March 12, 2022
  • ISP Admin
On March 10, 2022, Japan’s Special Envoy for Myanmar National Reconciliation, Mr Yohei Sasakawa met with Ethnic Armed Organization (EAO) leaders in Chiang Mai, Thailand ASEAN’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, Mr Prak Sokhonn, plans to visit Nay Pyi Taw in the third week of March President Joe Biden is set to organize an ASEAN-US Summit in Washington DC in the near Read more...

“Humanitarian Plus” Approach and Its Concerns

  • January 25, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Three parties, namely the Karen National Union (KNU), the Chin National Front (CNF), and the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), issued a statement on January 20, 2022, supporting the concept of “Humanitarian Plus” proposed by the UN Special Envoy on Myanmar and added three more conditions Read more...

Three Perspectives to Consider on Myanmar’s Coup Anniversary

  • February 4, 2022
  • ISP Admin
The post-coup situation should be evaluated on the basis of these three proposed perspectives If dissidents prepare a systematic and long-term strategy, rather than pushing haphazard responses that can only achieve short-term results, they could more effectively realize the political goals to which most people in the country aspire Provoking “revenge” and anger will only jeopardize the prospect for long-term Read more...

‘Wait-and-see’ and Condemnation-Based Approaches Simply Will Not Resolve an Inhumane War or Promote Civil Protection

  • January 14, 2022
  • ISP Admin
There has been a record high amount of civilian casualties during the State Administrative Council (SAC)’s military offensives in Kayah State, Sagaing, and Magway Regions, which has included actions such as air raids against residential towns Read more...

Limitations on the capacity of the Cambodian Special Envoy to Myanmar

  • January 14, 2022
  • ISP Admin
Cambodia, the ASEAN chair of 2022, announced on December 15 that their Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prak Sokhonn had been appointed as the ASEAN Special Envoy to Myanmar The new special envoy will continue working to remedy the failures of his predecessor, Brunei’s second minister for Foreign Affairs, Erywan Yusof, to effectively address the five-point consensus that the ASEAN countries have agreed Read more...

China’s Democracy and Myanmar

  • December 18, 2021
  • ISP ADMIN
A white paper recently issued by the Chinese government praising its democracy looks to have limited resonance in Myanmar Beijing’s continued support for Myanmar’s military junta has proved unpopular with supporters of the Spring Read more...

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Political Role Could Not be Negated by Oppression

  • December 7, 2021
  • ISP Admin
OnPoint No 1 (This article is a translation of the Burmese language version that ISP-Myanmar posted on its Facebook page on December 6, 2021) Events  A special court in Nay Pyi Taw today sentenced State Councilor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison The sentence covers just two of a dozen charges Read more...