Kyaw Hsan Hlaing is the author of dozens of articles on human rights, political transitions, and issues related to the civil war and the 2021 military coup in Myanmar. His work has appeared in leading publications including TIME, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, Nikkei Asian Review, and many others.

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The Arakan National Party (ANP) supporters drove from Sittwe to Ponnagyun for campaigning in Rakhine State on October 1, 2020. On October 16, voting was cancelled in Ponnagyun township. (Photo/San Htay)

How Would Rakhine Figure in Myanmar’s “Sham” Elections?

Kyaw Hsan Hlaing

The most critical player in Rakhine for the security situation and upcoming elections is the Arakan Army, not the local politicians.