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Why Did It Take a Coup?

The military’s takeover in Myanmar has prompted a reevaluation of the armed forces’ role in society—something that an alleged genocide notably failed to do.

What took them so long?

  • Timothy McLaughlin
  • The Atlantic

For years, Thinzar Shunlei Yi’s activism against the brutality of Myanmar’s military, at best, was met with tepid enthusiasm or, at worst, set her up as a target, putting her on a collision…

But after the military took power in a shock, predawn coup last week, detaining Suu Kyi and returning the country to a dictatorship, she has unexpectedly found herself among throngs…

In the days…

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