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A year since it seized power, Myanmar's military is losing

Opposition movement needs concerted outside support

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Young demonstrators flash three-fingered symbol of resistance as they march in Yangon in April 2021: Myanmar's youths will never submit to the dark past their elders endured.   © AP

Thitinan Pongsudhirak is a professor and director of the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University's faculty of political science in Bangkok.

One year after overthrowing a democratically elected government, Myanmar's military leaders have discovered that seizing power is a lot easier than consolidating authority and running a government.

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