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Yun Sun Quoted In Myanmar Times On The Wa Summit In Myanmar

By Yun Sun
in Program

The United Wa State Army, the most powerful of Myanmar’s armed ethnic groups, today launches a week-long summit of selected factions to discuss the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement reached with the government on March 31.



Yun Sun, an analyst with the Stimson Center in Washington, said the Wa group was unlikely to have gone ahead with the summit without China’s approval. “So why and how does that summit contribute to peace or does it in fact add more uncertainty to the peace process? That all remains to be seen,” she said, noting that China’s own power structure was not “monolithic”.


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