The Civil Disobedience Movement must define clear goals, set sustainable strategies and ditch any illusions of foreign intervention if it’s to win its tug-of-war with the Tatmadaw.

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With the next Union Peace Conference to begin in the coming weeks, an image of a grief-stricken grandmother provokes a reflection on the innocent civilian victims of decades of conflict among armed organisations in Myanmar.

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