Dueling Ceasefires: Myanmar’s Conflict Landscape in 2019

Disorder spiked in Myanmar last year. ACLED records an increase of every event type, from battles and violence against civilians to riots and protests. Despite unilateral ceasefires declared by both the military and an alliance of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) during the course of the year, armed conflict rose in 2019 and was especially intense in Rakhine and Shan states (see figure below).…