Young people and their families are seeking any way they can to evade the Myanmar military’s conscription drive – sometimes with the help of sympathetic local administrators.
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Young people and their families are seeking any way they can to evade the Myanmar military’s conscription drive – sometimes with the help of sympathetic local administrators.
The United States’ biggest piece of Myanmar legislation in decades may soon begin bearing fruit, but the quirks of the US political system are key to understanding what comes next – and how to influence it.

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