Resistance to the junta is much more likely to succeed if, rather than relying on armed force, it gives equal weight to non-violent strategies – including encouraging defections.
Myanmar’s most vulnerable minority group has been caught in the crossfire of a brutal conflict and say they are pressured to collaborate by both sides, pushing many to risk death or arrest to escape abroad.
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Jason Copland, general manager Myanmar office of market research firm TNS, spoke to Frontier about the company’s work in studying local consumer behaviour.
U Hkyet Hting Nan is an Amyotha Hluttaw MP and chairman of the Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State. He spoke to Frontier about his hopes for autonomy in Kachin State and for a federal Myanmar.