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On the 22nd November 2019 press releases started circulating on Myanmar social media and news outlets concerning what was defined as one of the largest weapons seizures carried out by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed forces) in the last years. The pictures accompanying the news depicted photojournalists and onlooking security officials immersed


In the early 2000s, with an article entitled “Geographies of Knowing, Geographies of Ignorance”, Willem van Schendel explored how areas are imagined and how knowledge constructs them into “heartlands” and “borderlands”. Re-elaborating on these ideas, Mandy Sadan has argued that centres normally know much less about their peripheries than the peripheries know about centres. »

Warbling security