Two Years After the Coup: Entrenching the Quagmire

Myanmar’s ruling junta, the State Administration Council (SAC), marked the second anniversary of its military coup on February 1 by submitting a six-month extension of its rule to the National Security and Defense Council (NDSC) for approval. The SAC used the pretext of an “atypical situation” in the country to argue that it had not yet been able to accomplish its objectives. The junta has reshuffled several of its ranks-and-files, and declared martial law in 37 townships