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Myanmar soldiers carrying launchers on patrol in Kokang, northeastern Shan State, Feb. 17, 2015 (AP photo by Eleven Media Group).

Myanmar Fighting Imperils Broader Peace Efforts With Ethnic Rebels

The Editors Monday, March 2, 2015

Ongoing clashes in Myanmar between ethnic Kokang rebels and government forces near the Chinese border have so far left over 160 dead. In an email interview, Jasmin Lorch, a research fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies, discussed ethnic rebels in Myanmar.

WPR: What has kept the government from reaching cease-fires with the group involved in the recent fighting, and what impact might the fighting have on cease-fires elsewhere? ...

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