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Myanmar: two years after the military seized power the country is mired in a bloody civil war – but there are grounds for optimism

By Oliver Springate-Baginski, Associate Professor of Environment & Development, University of East Anglia
Win Myo Thu, Visiting Fellow, Christ Church College, University of Oxford
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Two years on from the latest military coup that deposed Myanmar’s democratically elected government, what began as a wave of national protest against the army’s power grab has descended into outright civil war.

Myanmar’s military have gone beyond repression or terrorising ethnic minority groups – it is making war on society as a whole. There is little prospect of the violence ending, let alone the prosecution of the perpetrators for…The Conversation

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