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Myanmar, a republic in South-East Asia on the edge with South Asia, bounded on the north by Tibet Autonomous Region of China; on the east by China, Laos, and Thailand; on the south by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal; and on the west by the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, and India. It is officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The coastal region is known as Lower while the interior region is known as Upper Myanmar. The total area of the country is 676,578 square km (261,227 square miles).A horseshoe-shaped mountain complex and the valley of the Ayarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River system are the dominant topographical features of the country. The mountains of the northern margin rise to 5881 meters (19,296 ft.) atop Hkakabo Razi, the highest peak in Southeast Asia. Most of the mountain systems have northern to southern axes. The Arakan Yoma range, with peaks reaching more than 2740 meters (about 9000 ft), forms a barrier between Myanmar and the subcontinent of India. The Bilauktaung range, the southern extension of the Shan Plateau, lies along the boundary between southwestern Thailand and southeastern Lower Myanmar. The Shan Plateau, originating in China, has an average elevation of about 910 meters (about 3000 ft.). The country became a sovereign independent state in January 1948 after more than 100 years of colonial administration. The government is based on the 2008 Constitution with the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung Suu Kyi in power. Myanmar faces multiple security challenges integration of groups on the ethnic periphery continuing to remain a concern. [Source Government of Myanmar website]
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Myanmar Influencers Map- June 13
Security Risks
Jun 13, 2021
4 min read
South Asia: Triple Trauma – COVID 19, Politics and Violence
S R Research
Jun 10, 2021
5 min read
Tracking Myanmar Post Coup Stability Updt June 19
S R Monitor
Jun 05, 2021
16 min read
ASEAN Next Moves in Myanmar Fuzzy
S R Research
Jun 05, 2021
3 min read
Three Soldiers Killed, Two Militiamen Injured in Clashes in Myanmar’s Magway and Sagaing Regions
rfa.org
Jun 04, 2021
less than 1 min read
US, Indonesia to ASEAN: Act Urgently on Myanmar, Talk to All Parties
rfa.org
Jun 04, 2021
less than 1 min read
UN Officials Endorse Bangladesh’s Program to Move Rohingya to Island
benarnews.org
Jun 04, 2021
less than 1 min read
Bangladesh Relying on World Community to Press Myanmar Junta on Rohingya Repatriation
Benar News
May 30, 2021
6 min read
Myanmar is not the next Syria
lowyinstitute.org
HENRY STOREY
May 27, 2021
less than 1 min read
As Resistance To Myanmar’s Coup Grows, The Country Slips Further Into Chaos
wvtf.org
Michael Sullivan
May 27, 2021
less than 1 min read
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