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Miriam Coronel-Ferrer: Looking back at the Bangsamoro peace process

In this video Miriam Coronel-Ferrer reflects on the gains made and challenges that remain for the Bangsamoro region ten years after the 2014 peace agreement.

Our Journeys / Asia

Philippines: Bangsamoro’s Village Elections Point to a Long Path to Peace

Village elections in the southern Philippines tend to be hard-fought and violent. Crisis Group expert Georgi Engelbrecht travelled there to understand what the most recent showdowns mean for regional polls scheduled for 2025 and for the peace process in an area historically racked by conflict. 

Commentary / Asia

The Philippines: Keeping the Bangsamoro Peace Process on Track

As 2025 elections draw near in the Philippines’ newly autonomous Muslim-majority region, threats to the peace process have emerged. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group outlines what the EU can do to preserve its gains.

Photo Essay / Asia

Stepping into South East Asia’s Most Conspicuous Criminal Enclave

Illegal activity is flourishing in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, a riverside area in Laos run by a crime boss. Our team visited in 2023, capturing what they saw in this photo essay.

Podcast / Asia

What Threat Does the Rebel Offensive in Myanmar Pose to the Junta?

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Crisis Group’s Myanmar expert Richard Horsey, to discuss ethnic armed groups’ offensive against Myanmar's military in northern Shan State, fighting between resistance forces and the army elsewhere, China’s response to the escalation and the humanitarian consequences.

Q&A / Asia

A New Escalation of Armed Conflict in Myanmar

Fighting has intensified greatly in Myanmar in recent weeks. Having started in northern Shan State, it is now spreading elsewhere. As Crisis Group expert Richard Horsey explains in this Q&A, the military is under significant pressure on the battlefield, with worrying humanitarian implications.

Event Recording / Asia

Rebel Governance: Adapting to a changing Myanmar (Panel event, 6 october 2023)

This event brings together analysts and prominent civil society members to discuss the evolution of governance in Myanmar and what this means for stakeholders inside and outside the country.

Commentary / Asia

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Limiting the Damage of a Protracted Crisis

The Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh looks set to drag on indefinitely. Insecurity in the overcrowded camps is growing. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023 – Autumn Update, Crisis Group urges Europe to keep providing humanitarian assistance and increase its intake of refugees.

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Briefing / Asia

Treading a Rocky Path: The Ta’ang Army Expands in Myanmar’s Shan State

With Myanmar’s military fighting on other fronts, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army is firming up its foothold in the country’s north. Clashes with other ethnic armed groups are possible. The Ta’ang group should focus on improving governance in its areas, in conjunction with civil society.

 

Also available in Burmese, 简体中文
Report / Asia

Transnational Crime and Geopolitical Contestation along the Mekong

Over the last fifteen years, an illicit economy – comprising everything from unregistered casinos to online scamming operations – has boomed along a stretch of the Mekong River separating Laos and Myanmar. Regional states will need to work together to rein in the criminal syndicates behind it.

Also available in Burmese, 简体中文

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