Clashes with other ethnic armed groups are possible.
The Ta’ang group should focus on improving governance in its areas, in conjunction with civil society.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) has used Myanmar’s post-2021 coup crisis to expand its territory in northern Shan State, recruit fighters and strengthen its parallel administration.
Although it has quietly supported anti-coup resistance forces, it has clashed with the military only rarely and has met with regime representatives.
Why does it…