Michael Sullivan

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As Resistance To Myanmar's Coup Grows, The Country Slips Further Into Chaos

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

More than 800 civilians in Myanmar have been killed by security forces since the February coup. Members of the U.N. Security Council were told Myanmar stands at the brink of state failure.


Overseas Americans Are Desperate To Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Millions of Americans live abroad in places where vaccine rollouts are slow and cases rampant. They're pleading with the U.S. government to send surplus shots overseas. The answer so far is no.


Southeast Asia Hit By COVID-19 Outbreaks After Being Largely Spared By The Pandemic

Thursday, May 13, 2021

For over a year, mainland Southeast Asia was largely spared from the COVID-19 pandemic. Not anymore. Recent outbreaks in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand are infecting and killing more than ever before.


Death Toll Rises As Protests In Myanmar Continue

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

It's been three months since Myanmar's military seized control. The number of civilians killed protesting the takeover has risen to over 750, and neither side is showing any willingness to compromise.


Southeast Asia Suffers Sharp Increase In COVID-19 Infections, Deaths

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Thailand, Cambodia and Laos successfully beat back the coronavirus for a year. Like many other countries, all three are showing a sharp increase in infections and deaths.


Southeast Asian Summit Will Address Violence Post Myanmar Coup

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Southeast Asian leaders — including the leader of a coup in Myanmar — will meet this week to discuss a possible end to the crackdown on protesters following the Feb. 1 coup.


Professor Discusses What Might Be To Come In Myanmar

Monday, April 12, 2021

A University of Washington professor who's written extensively about Myanmar's military is painting a grim picture of what's to come. She just left the country for what she fears may be the last time.


U.N. Officials Warn Of Civil War In Myanmar

Friday, April 02, 2021

U.N. officials warn of civil war in Myanmar as militias run by the country's numerous ethnic minorities weigh an offer to create a federal state with the deposed government of Aung San Suu Kyi.


Thailand Does Not Intend To Take In More Refugees From Myanmar

Thursday, April 01, 2021

There's a humanitarian crisis on Myanmar's border, where thousands have fled in recent days. They're hoping to be allowed in to Thailand, which reportedly has forced them back into Myanmar.


China's Relationship With Myanmar's Military: It's Complicated

Monday, March 29, 2021

China's relationship with Myanmar's military is complicated. Protesters allege that China is turning a blind eye to the military's crackdown — and have recently torched several Chinese factories.


Violence Erupts Again In Myanmar On Armed Forces Day

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Myanmar's security forces have cracked down on new protests as the leaders of its military junta marked Armed Forces Day. Dozens of protesters are believed to be dead.


Protests Continue Despite Myanmar's Crackdown On Demonstrators

Monday, March 15, 2021

Members of the military and police officers shot and killed dozens of protesters over the weekend. Demonstrations have continued steadily since last month's military takeover of the government.


Myanmar Protest Leader Wants The Military Out And Isn't Interested In Negotiating

Friday, March 12, 2021

Violence amid rallies have continued in Myanmar since the military coup which started on Feb. 1. One of the leaders, a young woman, is in no mood to negotiate and wants the military to give up power.


Myanmar Military Used Live Ammunition To Quell Protests

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Myanmar's military has used live ammunition to quell ongoing protests, which are trying to restore democratic rule, killing scores of protesters in recent days.


U.S. Influence Wanes in Southeast Asia As China's Increases

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

The Biden administration made democracy a top foreign policy issue. Myanmar's coup represents an early test. The U.S. responded with tough talk and targeted sanctions, but will it be enough?


Myanmar Security Forces Kill More Than A Dozen Protesters

Monday, March 01, 2021

The U.N. human rights office says at least 18 people were killed in Myanmar on Sunday after police fired on protesters. It was the bloodiest day since the start of the protests in the country.


Request For Myanmar's Military To Relinquish Control Goes Unheeded

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Myanmar's military coup has the international community debating what can be done to reverse it. Analysts say the military doesn't play by normal rules and probably won't start now.


Protests Persist In Myanmar Even As The Military Tightens Its Grip On Power

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

In Myanmar, the Internet was shut down for the second straight day. When service was restored, there were even more military vehicles and troops on the streets.


After Coup In Myanmar, Biden Says U.S. Sanctions Target Military Leaders

Thursday, February 11, 2021

President Biden says the U.S. will impose sanctions on Myanmar's military leaders in response to this month's coup. He called on the military to release detained activists and political officials.


In Myanmar, Tens Of Thousands Rally To Protest Military Coup

Monday, February 08, 2021

Protesters — calling for the release of detained de factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi and chanting anti-military slogans — amassed across the country Sunday demanding an end to the military takeover.