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    Shan State looks like it may get its long-awaited national-level political dialogue later this year. The Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army is preparing to hold an ethnicity-based dialogue in either October or November, ahead of the third planned…"

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    The Myanmar army and the Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), which signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement with the government, clashed in Mongping on Sunday, according to the RCSS/SSA. Full article here"

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    YANGON — The Shan State Army-South (SSA-S), the armed wing of the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), a signatory group of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), clashed with the Myanmar Army on Friday in Shan State’s Hopong Township. Full article…"

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    2015 ceasefire signatories discuss the peace process with other armed groups in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on July 13.The Peace Process Working Team formed by eight signatories of the 2015 national ceasefire agreement and the nine armed groups in the United…"

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    The ethnic umbrella organization, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), will meet with the government’s Peace Commission for informal talks this week and has also, separately, invited delegates from the Northern Alliance to discuss cooperating, according to a spokesperson. Full…"

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    YANGON – The public needs a strong understanding of federal principles in Myanmar’s changing political landscape, said practitioners at a dialogue on federalism held in Yangon on Saturday. Full article here"


Opinion & Analysis

Opinion
Analysis

Myanmar’s Myths of Ethnic Unity

The Irrawaddy

The myths of ethnic unity are alive and well in contemporary Myanmar. While we might expect misleading historical claims from…