2 Articles by: Carlos Sardiña Galache

Carlos Sardiña Galache is the author of The Burmese Labyrinth: A History of the Rohingya Tragedy, published by Verso.

Burma’s Coup Shows How Little Power the Military Ever Gave Up

The military coup against Aung San Suu Kyi marks the end of Burma’s ten-year experiment with democracy. Her government spoke of national reconciliation while denying the military’s atrocities and doing nothing to stop its war on ethnic minorities — an explicit refusal to “take sides” which ensured the armed forces would continue to dominate the country’s politics.