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The Chin State’s Military-Political Dynamics: Challenges and Opportunities – Issue 138

The military-political dynamics in Chin State over the course of the Spring Revolution have been a mixture of challenges and opportunities. The ethnic and tribal diversity within the Chin State underscores the beauty of the region, while the coordinated resistance actions against the military junta over the past three years by armed resistance groups and political organizations across Chin State to end military dictatorship and build a federal democratic union have posed a formidable threat to the Myanmar’s military regime.

However, there remain significant disagreements among the various stakeholder groups in Chin State that oppose the military council, including armed resistance groups, political organizations, civil society organizations and others, as evidenced by the formation of the Chinland Council and Chinland government. Whether these differences will destroy the symbol of beauty and unity of the Chin State depends primarily on the choice and ability to resolve of all forces within the Chin State.

In this issue of Burma News International (BNI) – Myanmar Peace Monitor Bi-Weekly News Review, we take a look at the military-political dynamics in the Chin State over the course of the Spring Revolution by examining the various groups in Chin State and their ambitions based on their existence.

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Karen National Union (KNU)

Arakan National Council (ANC/AA)

All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF)

Chin National Front (CNF/CNA)

Karen National Union (KNU)

Arakan National Council (ANC/AA)

All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF)

Chin National Front (CNF/CNA)

Arakan Liberation Party/Army (ALP/ALA)

Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA)

Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA)

Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP/KA)

Kuki National Organization (Burma)

Lahu Democratic Union (LDU)

Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA)

National Democratic Alliance Army-Eastern Shan State (NDAA-ESS)

New Mon State Party (NMSP)

National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K)

Pa-Oh National Liberation Organization (PNLO)

The Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF/TNLA)

The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS/SSA – South)

Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA – North)

United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA)

UWSP/UWSA