Logics of violence in Myanmar

A couple recent, valuable pieces on the evolution of Myanmar’s war in Frontier Myanmar:

‘Fear causes more hate’: Beheadings haunt Myanmar’s heartland

“The country has seen a grisly surge in beheadings since the coup – with both pro-military and anti-military figures targeted – a pattern observers say reflects the military’s brutality and the subsequent rage of the people it oppresses.”

‘This small flame’: Hunted and cash-strapped Yangon guerrillas vow to continue struggle

A core group of committed urban fighters continue to wage a guerrilla war against the military, despite mass arrests, civilian casualties, limited success and dwindling financial support.

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