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Japan is backing the wrong side in Myanmar

Opposition NUG will prevail in war and better realize economic development

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Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing in Moscow on July 12. Japan's policies derive from the tenuous assumption that the military regime can continue to hold power.   © Roscosmos/Reuters

Zachary Abuza is a professor at the National War College in Washington. The views here are his own and do not reflect those of the NWC, the U.S. Department of Defense or the U.S. government.

Myanmar's military regime this week executed four democracy activists, and at least 40 more are believed at risk of imminent execution.

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