Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The talks are part of the effort to end decades of fighting between Myanmar's military (Tatmadaw) and various ethnic minority armed groups (EMAGs).
- Myanmar's government will need further Chinese support to bring north-eastern EMAGs back into the peace process.
- Vested economic interests will likely complicate reaching any peace deal.
- The government will have difficulty securing new NCA signatories while managing ties with the FPNCC.
- Pressure will grow for greater civil society involvement in the Panglong process, including media, hitherto barred.