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The Path To Peace in Myanmar Bends Toward China

May 3, 2017 | 14:33 GMT
Only two of Myanmar's major ethnic militias signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in 2015, blunting the country's efforts to end decades of insurgency.
Only two of Myanmar's major ethnic militias signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in 2015, blunting the country's efforts to end decades of insurgency.
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Myanmar's peace process is lurching forward, though not in the way the government may have hoped. Of the more than 20 ethnic groups fighting in the country, only two of significant size have signed a national cease-fire accord. And signing the accord could be a requirement for participating in an upcoming government conference that is the next step in the thus-far fruitless attempt to end decades of conflict in the country....

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